Landscape Management and Protection

A Landscape Management and Protection Plan (LMPP) shows the protection and management of the Territory’s assets on the verge during construction works. Assets typically include trees, grass, footpaths, kerb and gutter, public lighting, stormwater sumps etc.

It is important that a LMPP is prepared in accordance with Transport Canberra and City Services (TCCS) Reference Document 4 (PDF 117KB), and LMPP Advisory Note (PDF 290KB). These documents are intended to ensure the safety of the public and protection of Territory assets during construction works.

Application forms

When a LMPP is required as a part of a Development Application or Design Acceptance submission it must be submitted together with the submission documents.

When a LMPP is required for building application (driveways, stormwater easements and waste and recycling management assessments) it must be submitted at the same time and lodged via the TCCS Building Application—Statement of Endorsement and/or Compliance Form.

When submitting the LMPP you must attach the following documents:

  • landscape management and protection plan 
  • dilapidation report.

Landscape management and protection plan

Before you start construction activities you are required to submit a plan showing how you are going to protect Territories assets in proximity of the construction activities relating to your development.

The LMPP must include the following:

  • property boundary
  • road kerb line
  • road name you are accessing from and to
  • tree type, height, canopy size and distance from the driveway
  • show the proposed location of fencing  to protect all verge plantings, trees and grassing.

The LMPP must meet the following requirements:

  • all Territory assets on the nature strip (trees, grass and infrastructure) must be protected
  • all existing verge footpaths and driveways shall remain unobstructed throughout the construction period to provide safe pedestrian movement
  • temporary fencing to be 1800mm tall continuous mesh fence supported by steel posts with concrete bases
  • the verge and open space must not be used for storage of materials unless the permit from TCCS has been obtained

For information on what needs to be included in the plans, please view the sample site plan (PDF 1,137KB).

Dilapidation report  

The Dilapidation Report must show infrastructure and services within the area of the project including adjacent open space, that may be affected by construction activities such as parking, unloading and delivery of materials and heavy machinery.

The report is to contain map of the area cross referenced with close up photos of identified defects.

For information on what needs to be included in the report, please view the sample dilapidation report (PDF 388KB).

Verge management and information

A street verge, also known as a nature strip, is the piece of land between a residential property boundary and the adjacent roadway. It is accepted practice in the ACT that maintenance of verges/nature strips is undertaken by the resident or lessee of the adjoining land. 

Approval is not required to grow grass on your verge/nature strip, however any further landscaping or additions need approval. For more information about verge/nature strip management and the nature strip application form process visit the nature strip page.

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