Drafting in Sydney: What is a Private Open Space - Part 1
What is Private Open Space?
Open space is an important component of residential development. Open space includes private gardens, deck, patio, balconies and places to clothes drying. These spaces provide private places for residents used for entertaining, play and relaxation. Landscaping in open spaces improves residential amenity and providing shade trees and other vegetation make the space comfortable, attractive and useable. Private open space also allows exposure to nature sunlight, stimulating better health.
What areas are considered private open space?
A usable outdoor area is considered to be private open space. It can include balconies, terraces, decks, front gardens and areas between a dwelling and the boundary. Areas that cannot be counted as private open space include enclosed spaces, vehicle parking areas (covered or uncovered) and storages. Driveways and garages are also not considered to be private open space.
In our next post, we'll share about how much space you need and private open spaces for granny flats.