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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.
The manual provides professional advice, step-by-step best practice processes and detailed design guidance.
The manual will enable us all to make informed choice and build homes, and create new streets and neighbourhoods
that not only look great but are built to last, sustainable and give best return on investment.
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The Auckland Design Manual provides supplementary guidance to the Unitary Plan on design matters,
which will be updated by the Council from time to time. The Manual is not part of the Unitary Plan
and the Unitary Plan doesn’t incorporate the Manual by reference in the terms of the provisions of
Part 3 of Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991. While the Manual sits outside the Unitary Plan,
advice notes are occasionally included in the text of the Unitary Plan
to alert the reader to the existence of relevant guidance in the Unitary Plan.