Citicene are Landscape Architects based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. We have delivered many projects throughout the Brisbane Shire. Our Team have an excellent understanding of Brisbane City Council’s requirements for landscape.
Brisbane City Council Landscape Code
Brisbane City Council have specific landscape requirements for any development in their Shire. The Brisbane City Plan has specific applicable landscape codes depending on the land use.
Landscape work code purpose
“The purpose of the Landscape work code is to assess the suitability of the landscape work aspect of development.”
Performance outcomes and acceptable outcomes
Depending on your project type, there are numerous requirements regarding landscape that must be met to achieve Development Approval.
These are known as ‘Performance outcomes and acceptable outcomes’. From the protection of trees through to the connection of drainage for podium planters, landscape requirements are detailed.
The intention is to ensure quality landscapes across the Brisbane region. Landscape need to meet specific standards of design and construction.
Citicene Experience in the Brisbane Region
Our personnel have delivered many commercial projects in the Brisbane Shire. Our experience includes a large range of project types. From multi-story high rise through to industrial sheds and master-planned communities.
We offer professional advice from landscape concept plans through to on-site contract administration. This includes supervision of landscape contractors and quality control. We also work with a network of consultants and landscape contractors to deliver to your requirements.
Landscape Architectural Services
Our services and deliverables include;
Preliminary Design Services
- Landscape Masterplans & Masterplanning
- Concept Plans and Schematic Design
- Character Analysis and Investigation
- 3D Modelling & Rendering
- Urban Design & Urban Design Guidelines
- Comprehensive Planning
- Landscape Construction Cost Analysis
- Visual Impact Assessments
- Authority Approvals
Detailed Planning Services
- Landscape Documentation and Specifications
- Vegetation Management Plans
- Natural Assets Local Law Applications (NALL)
- Arborist Assessment
- Fauna Management Plans
Tender and Construction Services
- Tender and Construction Drawings and Bill of Quantities Deliverables
- Contract Administration
- Site Supervision and Inspections
- Conflict Resolution
Regardless of your type and scale of project, Citicene can tailor our services to your requirements. Contact us to learn more about what we can provide for your next project.
Apartments, shopping centres, corporate landscapes, bio-filtration basins and residential communities are just some of the projects we have delivered in Brisbane. A small snap shot of some of these projects include:
- Centenary Square, Fortitude Valley
- Green Square Close, Fortitude Valley
- Vue Apartments, Milton
- Soho Apartments, Westend
Plant Species in the Brisbane Region
The geography of Brisbane is characterised by its coastal location in the south eastern corner of the Queensland state of Australia.
The greater Brisbane area of Queensland Australia, has many species of indigenous flora.
Brisbane City Council requires the use of native plants throughout the region. This is to enhance the natural environment, reduce the use of weeds and protect our natural landscapes.
As landscape architects we are seeing more and more exotic species replicated across developments throughout the region. Even professionals are repeating their plant palettes for many projects and this is causing concern for native species in the Shire.
‘Most (66%) environmental weeds have been introduced as garden ornamentals.’
Therefore, species that were once popular have become weeds for many different reasons and should be avoided. The Brisbane City Council provides advice on what are declared weeds. This weed identification tool can be accessed here.
It is important that species are carefully considered for all projects to add to the city’s urban forest and support the unique wildlife in the region.
Supply from commercial nurseries can also be an issue. Typically commercial nurseries will grow only what is popular and only what sells. There are native nurseries around and it is important for landscape architects to look deeper into using more suitable species. Species that are indigenous to the specific area their project is in.
Also encouraging local nurseries to grow suitable alternatives will assist in ensuring we are protecting the natural habitats of the region.