- Occupants’ quality of life is improved through high quality landscape design
- Stormwater quality is improved and the quantity of water discharged off-site is reduced
- Landscaping contributes to an enhanced streetscape character and the amenity of the public domain
Landscape design covers the planning, design, construction and maintenance of all utility spaces, outdoor spaces and garden areas. It includes hard landscaping (paving, furniture, fences, walls, pools, etc.) and soft landscaping (vegetative material). It is an integral part of the design of a mixed use development, influencing usability, privacy, social cohesion, accessibility and stormwater management. Good landscaping should help to integrate a development into the existing natural and cultural features of the surrounding area.