Design & Siting Guidelines.
Evergreen Waters will represent the future of community living in the Bendigo region.
Residents will benefit from a well planned community that will provide a number of lifestyle opportunities.
The guidelines are intended to assist you in considering the design of your home and private garden and how this can contribute to and
enhance the overall character of the development that you will proudly call home. The guidelines will not only enhance your building experience but will help you through the initial consideration, design process and building of your new home.
GENERAL DWELLING DESIGN & ARCHITECTURAL CHARACTER
All roofs should be designed having a minimum eaves width of 450mm. On single storey dwellings, eaves to the frontage of the dwelling should return and continue a minimum distance of 3m along the side walls;
No dwelling may exceed two storeys in height;
All dwellings must have a verandah, portico, porch or other similar entrance feature surrounding the front entrance and be sympathetic to the overall dwelling design;
Roof pitches are to be a minimum of 22 degrees.
Roofing materials must complement the design and style of the proposed dwelling. Roof sheeting is to be non-reflective (muted tones only).
Houses must feature a return verandah, pergola, feature window etc along the secondary frontage of your home that will enhance the side elevation of single and two storey dwellings.
BUILDING MATERIALS AND COLOUR PALETTE
External walls of each dwelling must be constructed of either brickwork, rendered or bagged brickwork, weatherboards, composite cladding or stone.
Muted colours and finishes shall be used to blend with the natural setting of Evergreen Waters.
IDENTICAL FAÇADE ASSESSMENT
In order to protect your investment, two dwellings of the same front facade design shall not be built within 3 dwellings of each other.
DRIVEWAYS AND PAVING
Driveway material colours should consist of muted tones. A colour sample of the proposed driveway material must be provided with the application submission.
Ventilation is critical to allow breeze access through the residence to both living and sleeping areas, improving thermal performance and reducing reliance on artificial heating & cooling. Orientation and ventilation design elements must work together to provide natural cooling. It is recommended that all purchasers discuss ventilation options with their builder.
Garages must be set 0.5m behind the main building line of the dwelling.
Garage or carport design must match or complement the home in respect to materials, roof pitch, design, colour, external appearance and quality of construction;
The garage or carport must be capable of accommodating a minimum of two vehicles and shall not be more than 6 metres in width.
All garages must use a slim-line or panel lift type door in a light/natural colour. Roller doors are not permitted.
Letterboxes should be designed to compliment and match the dwelling, using the similar materials, colours and finishes. Single post supporting letterboxes will not be permitted.
TYPICAL SIDE AND REAR FENCING
Preferred fencing type is Colorbond Lysaght Miniscreen, however other Colorbond fence types will be accepted. Fence height must not exceed 1.8 metres. No lattice work is permitted.
Houses must be Smart Wired by an accredited contractor and constructed in accordance with the appointed telecommunication authorities Smart Wiring requirements to ensure that every household can utilise the services provided over the Fibre To The Home network.
AIR CONDITIONING UNITS
Air-conditioning units and exposed componentry thereof are to be located below the roof ridge line and towards the rear of the property to minimise visual impact.
Private gardens should feature a diverse mix of native and exotic plants suited to the local environment. The use of plant species identified as environmental weeds is prohibited in the development.