4.5 Façade Materials and Finishes
- Home facades on lots wider than 12.0m should incorporate three contrasting materials and colours. Home facades on lots less than 12.0m wide should incorporate two contrasting materials and/or colours. Acceptable principal materials and or colours should be greater than 80% of the overall front façade (not including the garage door or windows).
- Materials used on the front façade must extend to the side elevation for a minimum of 3.0m. Additional requirements may apply to corner lots. See Articulation on corner lots for detail.
- Colour schemes should adopt a palette of muted neutral tones. Front façade materials may include stone, masonry blocks, weatherboard (painted), lightweight cladding, timber cladding, render or other materials that are approved by the DAP.
- Aluminium sliding windows and doors are unlikely to be approved if visible from the Public Realm, unless they are manufactured from commercial or semi commercial sections.
- No dwelling is to be built with any exposed stumps.
- The front facade (and secondary frontages) must not include recessed lightweight infill panels above doors, windows or garage doors.
- Roll down security shutters must not be visible from the Public Realm.
- Homes should avoid replicating identical or similar facades to another dwelling within 3 lots in either direction on the same side of the street or within three lots on the opposite side of the street. Should similar facade designs be submitted for lots in proximity, consent will be managed at the discretion of the DAP.