DA Plans

When your project requires a landscape plan, YARD has you covered.

YARD Landscape Plans are award winning and qualified landscape designers and are experts in providing landscape plans for developer approval. We have been working with local developers and councils for years and pride ourselves on gaining  consents for our clients with minimal further information requests. We understand the intricacies of the local council requirements across the country and produce documentation tailored to each individual project.


You can rest assured we aren’t only focused on meeting the requirements of the local governing bodies, we also take careful consideration of the needs of our clients, the public and the environment to come up with beautiful and innovative landscape solutions.


With a deep understanding of current guidelines and requirements, we can create a landscape plan for your current or soon-to-be home for a fixed price of $375.


Please contact us for a fixed price fee proposal.




Landscaping is often a key component of a development application. A well-designed urban landscape contributes to both on-site and wider neighbourhood amenity and quality, and creates more pleasant, sustainable urban environments. This is all while potentially increasing the value of the development and contributing to neighbourhood amenity, particularly through larger scale planting such as trees.

Most council and developer areas recommend that a qualified landscape professional is engaged to prepare the Landscape Plan to ensure that it is practical, achievable and the planting will thrive.

There are specific information requirements for landscape plans submitted to the council. Each council will have different design guidelines, requirements and restrictions which all new homes must adhere to.

Your landscape concept plan may need to illustrate some or more of the following for the purpose of obtaining your development application:

  • North Point
  • Recognised plan scale i.e. 1:100. 1: 200
  • Plant/tree schedule, including species, quantity and height or grade at time of planting and at maturity.
  • Driveway materials and colour
  • Ground surface materials such as paving
  • Side gate set backs
  • Location of bin storage area
  • Fencing treatment to all boundaries
  • Percentage of native plants and trees
  • The location of new planting, and the area available for planting (including the total landscape area as a percentage)
  • Proposed soft and hard landscaping elements and materials
  • Existing and proposed levels
  • All existing trees, grassed areas and other landscape features on the site
  • Details of planting procedure and maintenance





We service clients anywhere in Australia. Areas include, but are not limited to the following:

Developer Estates:

Oran Park, Catherine Park, Edmondson Park, Willodwdale, Denham Park, Box Hill, Mulgoa Rise, Arcadian Hills, Seaside (Fernbay), Gledswood Hills (The Hermitage), Harrington Grove, Jordan Springs, Elara (Marsden Park), Newbrook, Harpley Estate, Georges Fair, Mapleton Grove, The Ponds, New Rouse Hill, Vantage – Corlette, Renwick – Mittagong, McKeachie’s Run, Brooks Reach, Altrove (Schofields), Brightwater, Birtinya, Emerald Hills, Fernbrook Ridge, Springfield Rise, Springfield Lakes, Yarrabilba, Laurimar, Mayfield, Macarthur Heights, Stonecuters Ridge Colebee, Wallis Creek, Waterford Couty, Emerald Hills (Denham Court), Hillcroft (Claymore). Village Square, Leppington, Vulcan Ridge, Greenway (Colebee), Fern Bay (Seaside), Freeman’s Ridge.

Local Government Areas:

Camden Council, Campbelltown Council, Liverpool Council, Holroyd Council, Bankstown Council, Ashfield Council, Blacktown Council, The Hills Shire Council, Hunter’s Hill Council, Marrickville Council, Parramatta Council, Penrith Council, Randwick Council, Rockdale Council, Wollondilly Shire Council, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council, Great Lakes Council, Port Stephens Council, Lake Macquarie Council, Wollongong Council.

YARD Landscape Plans can develop a landscape concept plan for you which will accurately illustrate all of the Council’s requirements based off their current DCP (Development Control Plan).