- The design of any street or public boundary contributes to a positive, attractive and safe public realm
- The boundary treatment balances appropriate views into any adjacent public realm whilst maintaining privacy for building occupants
- Offer a defined edge between public, communal and private open space
Boundary treatments are those elements which define the extent of the development site and differentiate between public, communal and private spaces within or immediately adjacent to the development.
Front boundary elements generally separate privately owned land from the public realm, often streets.
Common boundary treatments include tree and shrub planting, fences, screening devices and changes in level. Lower fences or walls at the front of sites, with slightly higher fences along the sides and rear of sites, offer a good balance between privacy and street surveillance.