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LANDSCAPE GUIDELINES FOR COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND RESIDENTIAL APPLICATIONS

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The Shire of Ashburton has developed guidelines to encourage best practice water sensitive landscaping across the region.

As the towns of the Pilbara grow in size, so too does the responsibility to manage water resources carefully.

Thoughtful landscaping can also contribute towards other important sustainability outcomes, including reduced energy usage through appropriate  increased biodiversity, and improved visual amenity.

 

The challenge: is how do we balance the importance of saving water with the value that gardens bring? The answer doesn’t lie with swathes of paving and gravel, but rather a sensible balance of suitable plants, efficient irrigation, and clever design.

 

These guidelines offer practical ways to create water efficient and liveable gardens for the Ashburton region.

Download the Shire's booklet: Landscape Guidelines for Commercial, Industrial and Residential applications.


 

 

 

 

Last updated: 29 June 2017