Our Rules & Regulations

Community Management Statement

These regulations are registered with the NSW Department of Lands and form the by-laws of the City Quarter Community Association.

The CMS is currently only available in two PDFs:


Architectural Code


30 April 2009

 Schedule 1

ARCHITECTURAL

and

LANDSCAPE STANDARDS

REFERRED TO IN THE

COMMUNITY MANAGEMENT STATEMENT

IN RESPECT OF THE

CITY QUARTER

COMMUNITY SCHEME

DP 270241

 

1.00

 

PRELIMINARY

 

 

1.01

Citation

These are the Architectural and Landscape Standards adopted by the community association in accordance with its community management statement.

 

1.02

Interpretation

These Architectural and Landscape Standards are to be read subject to the extent permitted by law and development consent conditions of City of Sydney Council including without limitation requirements under the Heritage Act 1977.

 

These Architectural and Landscape Standards do not require works which existed prior to the adoption of these standards by the Community Association to be removed.

 

 

               

2.00     GENERAL

 

2.01

Floor Area Constraint

No increase in the enclosed floor area is permitted.  Balconies and Terraces are not to be temporarily or permanently enclosed.

 

2.02

Architectural & Landscape Character to be maintained

Any external works, being repair, modification, or replacement to any building, structure, fence, paving, planted area or other element is to be consistent in finish and appearance with respect to colour, texture, and quality with the original design and the built plans which may be held by the Community Association or the relevant owners corporation.

 

2.03

Signage

All signage is to be consistent in design, type style, colour, material and quality of the original design. All signs on Community Property or common areas within owners corporations or visible from either of the places must be approved by the Community Association.

 

 

 

 

3.00      BUILDINGS

 

3.01

Roofs

Roof material, finish, colour and detail is to be in accordance with the original construction.

 

3.02

Roof Mounted Fixtures

Roof-mounted fixtures including electronic transmission/receiving antennae, solar collectors, hot water heaters, plant, vents, flues must not be installed in a place that is visible from the street or Community Association roads.

 

3.03

Rainwater Goods

Gutters & down pipe materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with the original construction.

 

3.04

External Plumbing & Services

No external plumbing, pipes, wires, conduits, vents or the like are permitted to an external face or roof of the building.

 

3.05

Walls

Wall materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata.

 

3.06

Windows & Doors

Window and door frame materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata.

 

3.07

Insect screens

Any insect screens are to be aluminium framed, with vertical and horizontal framing to match mullion and rail pattern of the window. The finish and colour is to match the window. Screen fabric is to be black. All screens used on the building are to be of the same design.

 

3.08

Security Screens

Any security screens are to be installed internally except to inward opening hinged doors.

Screens are to comprise vertical and/or horizontal members. Diagonal or decorative bars are not permitted. The colour of all materials is to be consistent with colours used on other external features of the building.

All screens used on the building are to be of the same design.

All security screens must comply with Fire Regulations.

 

3.09

Internal Window Coverings, curtains blinds

 

All internal window coverings are to conform to the materials and colours existing in each strata.

 

3.10

External Blinds & Shading Devices

External shading devices including shutters, blinds, pergolas, retractable awnings are to be consistent in finish and appearance and performance with those on the original building.

 

3.11

Garage Doors

Garage door materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata.

 

3.12   

 

Rubbish

 

All rubbish must be deposited in the garbage rooms provided within each building and sorted for recycling

3.13

 

Retail Areas

All retail areas must comply with By Laws 12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 of strata plan 71747.

 

3.14

Garage storage units

Garage storage unit materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing units where installed, and are to be constructed in opaque materials that prevent stored items being seen.

 

3.15

Garage enclosures and storage cages

Garage enclosure and storage cage materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata. The supervision and leasing of storage cages is to be managed in accordance with the By-laws of the strata concerned.

 

 

 

 

4.00  EXTERNAL WORKS

 

4.01

Fences & Gates

Fence & gate materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata.

 

4.02

Privacy Screens

Privacy screen materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours in each strata.

 

4.03

Garden Walls,

Retaining Walls.

Garden wall and retaining wall materials, finishes and colours are to be in accordance with the original construction.

 

4.04

Ancillary Buildings

No sheds, pavilions, gazebos or other ancillary buildings or structures are to be erected on any lot or common property areas or part of Community Property.

 

4.05

Air-conditioning & Ventilation Plant

 

No air-conditioning or ventilation evaporative condensers, cooling towers or other plant is to be located on a balcony or terrace, or be visible from another lot or passers by without prior approval from the Community Association. Air conditioning units to be installed on balconies must comply with the appropriate by-laws of the owners corporation concerned and be further approved by the Community Association.

One piece package units, normally referred to as room air conditioners, which protrude through windows or walls are not permitted

 

4.06

Gas, Water, power, and other utility installations

Gas, water, power, and other utility installations, valve, meters etc are to be concealed from view in a manner integrated into, and consistent with, the building and landscape design.

 

4.07

Mail Boxes

Mailbox materials, finishes, numbers and colours are to be in accordance with the original design.

No additional boxes are permitted.

 

4.08

Paving

 

Balcony, terrace and other paving and driveway materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours.

 

4.09

Security Alarm Systems

No external audio or visual mounted security alarm equipment is permitted, except for the Terraces.

 

4.10

External Light Fittings

All building mounted, and landscape light fittings are to match in type, performance, colour, output and quality that of the original design.

 

4.11

Handrails & Balustrades

Handrails and balustrade materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with existing materials, finishes and colours.

Nothing may be placed on or be affixed to balustrades.

 

4.12

Clothes Drying

External drying of clothes etc, other than using clothes drying facilities provided in the original design is not permitted.  Small, collapsible clothes driers may be used discreetly on loggias or balconies.

 

4.13

Driveway/ Crossovers

Driveway and crossover materials, finish and colour are to be in accordance with the original construction. The width or area of hardstand material on the land or nature strip is not to be increased.

 

4.14

Car Washing & Maintenance

Car washing is prohibited except in the designated car wash bays with pollution control systems.

No vehicle maintenance activity involving lubricants or pollutants of any kind is permitted.

 

4.15

Commercial Vehicle Parking

Commercial vans, trucks, or any other large vehicles are not to be parked overnight except in an enclosed garage area.

 

4.16

Trailer/Van/ Boat Parking

Trailers, vans, boat trailers and the like are not to be parked overnight except in an enclosed garage area.

 

4.17

Swimming Pools, Spas, Hot Tubs

Unless provided in the original design swimming pools, spas, hot tubs and the like are not permitted.

 

4.18

 

 

 

Barbecues on balconies and terraces

 

Except where barbecues are inbuilt, barbecues must be mobile. All barbecues are to be kept clean at all times.

4.19      

Heating units on terraces and balconies

External fixed heating units must be approved by the Community Association.

 

 

 

 

5.00 LANDSCAPE

 

5.01

Pot plants on balconies and terraces

 

Pot plants, and planting of any kind is not to be placed on balustrades.

Where planters were included in the original design plant material is to be consistent with other plantings within the building.

 

5.02

External Furniture, seats, tables, umbrellas etc

 

External terrace or balcony furniture is limited to furniture and fittings of an outdoor nature.

 

5.03

Lawns, Grassed Areas, Turf

The only permitted grass species at City Quarter is Sir Walter Buffalo variety.

 

5.04

Nature Strip Planting

The nature strip, where planted is a City Quarter master-planned community streetscape asset.

Nature strip planting, where Community Property is to be preserved, maintained and fostered to maturity in accordance with the original design or the design as approved by Council and / or the Community Association.

 

5.05

Hedging,  Group, & Row Planting

Hedging, group and row planting is to be retained, maintained and fostered in accordance with the original design.

 

5.06

Private Courtyard  Planting

Planting to private courtyards is to be consistent with the original design. Invasive, spreading species or any planting adversely impacting on another lot is not permitted.

 

5.07

Communal Area Planting

Planting to communal areas is to be consistent with the original design. Invasive, spreading species or any planting adversely impacting on another lot is not permitted.

 

5.08

Landscape Irrigation

Any proposals for changes to irrigation systems are to be accompanied by a qualified hydraulic consultant’s assessment of the potential impacts on drainage and building water-proofing systems.

Any repairs are to be consistent with the original installation.

 

 

 

 


SCHEDULE A: PLANTS 

 

Notes regarding the Plants Schedule

In general, plantings around existing buildings are to be maintained and replaced with similar species if necessary to maintain the original architectural designs.

Any new plantings are to be selected from the list below, as a continuation of the plantings in the Orphan School Creek Gully, which forms the northern boundary of City Quarter.

 

Trees

Acacia decurrens                       Sydney green wattle

Acacia Maidenii                         Maiden’s wattle

Angophera floribunda                  Rough-barked apple

Corymbia gummifera                  Red bloodwood

(syn, Eucalyptus gummifera)      

Melaleuca styphelioides             Prickly- leaved paperbark

 

Shrubs

Acacia longifolia                        Sydney golden wattle

Acacia suaveolens                     Sweet scented wattle

Acacia terminalis                       Sunshine wattle

Acmena smithii var. minor           Dwarf Lilly Pilly

Acacia  ulicifolia                         Prickly Moses

Breynia oblongifolia                    Breynia

Dillwynia retorta                         Parrot pea

Dicksonia Antarctica                  Tree Fern

Doryanthes excelsia                   Gymea Lily

Einada nutans                           Saltbush

(syn. Rhagodia nutans)

Grevillea buxifolia                       Grey spider flower

Hakea dactyloides                     Broad-leaved hakea

Kunzea ambigua                        Tick bush

Melaleuca nodosa                      Ball honey myrtle

Platysace lanceolata                  Native parsnip

Syzygium paniculatum               Brush cherry

Viminaria juncea           

        

Grasses and groundcovers

Centella asiatica                        Swamp pennywort

Commelina cyanea                    Scurvy weed

Cyperus gracilis            

Danthonia tenuior                       Wallaby grass

Dianella caerulea                       Flax lily

Echinopogon caespitosus           Hedgehog grass

Gonocarpus teucrioides              Raspwort

Imperata cylindrical                    Blady grass

Var. major

Lomandra cylindrical                  Mat-rush

Lomandra filiformis                     Mat-rush

Lomandra oblique                       Mat-rush

Microlaena stipoides                  Weeping meadow grass

Oplismenus imbecillis                Basket grass

Wahlenbergea galcilis                Native bluebell

 

Climbers, scramblers and twiners

Billardiera scandens                   Apple berry

Eustrephus latifolius                   Wombat berry

Hibbertia scandens                    Snake vine

Kennedia rubicunda                    Dusky coral pea

Pandorea pandorana                  Wonga Wonga vine

 

Ferns

Calochlaena dubia                      False bracken fern

(syn. Culcita dubia)

Cyathea Australis                      Rough tree fern

Doodea caudate                        Rasp fern

Histiopteris incisa                      Batswing fern

Hypolepsis muelleri                    Harsh ground fern

Pteridium esculentum                 Bracken fern