Design the house to the topography and incorporate retaining into the building.
This minimises the cost of earthworks and can improve the quality of the spaces around the building.
Provide level access to the front door wherever possible.
Allowing anyone, regardless of physical limitations, to be able to easily enter the building.
Consider using a common wall, or building to the boundary.
This is as an effective way of resolving the level changes between sites.
Minimise the use of highly visible large retaining walls.
If they are over a metre, they should be stepped and landscaped.