A6 Permeability

Permeability refers to the percentage of the site which is able to absorb water; a minimum percentage of 20% applies unless otherwise stated in the schedule to the zone

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Front porch (roofed)

2

Rear patio (roofed)

3

Dwelling

4

Open deck with concrete under

5

Gazebo (roofed)

6

Pool

7

Paved area

8

Cubby

9

Garden shed

10

Eave overhang

11

Gravel driveway

12

Open deck with natural ground under

Shaded green

Trees/shrubs/lawn

Let’s say the total site area is 600m2 and the highlighted elements have the following areas:

Gravel driveway

24.00m2

Open deck with natural ground under

15.70m2

Trees/shrubs/lawn

300.00m2

Total

339.70

Site coverage =( (Total Permeable Area)/(Site Area) ) x 100
=( 339.70/600.00 ) x 100
=56.6%, greater than 20% 

Garden Area

Although garden area not within clause, 54 Permeability refers to the percentage of the site which is able to absorb water; a minimum percentage of 20% applies unless otherwise stated in the schedule to the zone

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