BUILDING DESIGN REQUIREMENTS
AERIALS AND SATELLITE DISHES
Aerials and satellite dishes must be coloured dark grey and concealed from public view as much as practicable.
Air conditioners are to be located below the eaves line and screened from public view and from adjoining lots. Roof-mounted or unscreened wall and window mounted air conditioning units visible from the street or public areas are not permitted.
Building heights and massing are to be appropriate to the scale and quality of the streetscape. They must minimise the impact on neighbours, the streetscape, and to minimise overshadowing to adjoining lots.
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Development Control Plan 2014 provides detailed requirements for building heights.
Lake Macquarie City Council’s Development Control Plan 2014 provides requirements for cut and fill and retaining works.
Retaining walls are to be segmented dry stacked or laid block work structures when visible from the street and in a sandstone colour finish.
Timber retaining walls are prohibited if visible from the street or public areas.
Dwellings on corner lots shall reinforce the location by addressing both street frontages with the appropriate use of articulation, materials, feature windows, roof elements, screens, verandahs, balconies or pergolas.
The external walls are to be constructed either wholly or predominantly of masonry (including autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) such asHebel). All masonry surfaces including AAC but excluding face brickwork, must be rendered or bagged and painted. Face bricks are to be a smooth consistent texture or tightly grained texture uniform in colour and with straight edges. Tumbled or heavily textured bricks are considered to be inappropriate.