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Often landscape provision is the last element to be given thought and budget, yet it is likely to be the first element that people notice. Mature trees should be retained and incorporated into the overall development wherever possible. Trees perform an essential rainwater soakage function, as well as significantly contribute to the collective landscape amenity for both onsite residents as well as the neighbourhood as a whole.
An effective way of promoting the character of an area is by incorporating landscaping (and buildings) that have been informed and inspired by the existing landscape context.
The implementation of a landscape maintenance plan is critical for ensuring open spaces remain attractive and usable over the long term.