3 . PURPOSE OF THE DESIGN GUIDELINES &
To achieve a high quality
of design and construction
at Rothwell, specific safeguards
have been implemented by
Dacland to protect the interests
The Design Guidelines serve
as reassurance for residents
expecting a high quality of built
form by minimising the potential
risk of disharmony occurring
between neighbouring dwellings.
Rothwell, being an accredited
six leaves of sustainability
requires the introduction of
additional mandated design
guidelines to help purchasers
contribute to creating a
a nationally recognized
certification program delivered
by the Urban Development
Institute of Australia. This highly
coveted certification is presented
to communities that excel in
sustainability, and go beyond
the minimum compliance
standards to further benefit
future residents living in the
The Design Guidelines may be
amended from time to time at
the developer’s discretion to
reflect changes in design
and building trends and/or
amendments to legislation
affecting building approvals.
4. DESIGN APPROVAL
Approval is required from the Design Approval
Committee (DAC) for the construction of all new
dwellings, garages, fences, sheds and any other
structures on any allotment within Rothwell.
Upon receiving approval from the DAC, the
applicant must then obtain building approval for
the dwelling from the local council/independent
building surveyor and/or any other governing
authority. It is the responsibility of the applicant to
ensure all proposed works meet relevant authority
requirements and to ensure that the required
permits are obtained.
The DAC will assess all designs and endorse the
submission documents if they comply with the
Design Guidelines. Any conditions imposed by the
DAC must be complied with.
If the design submission does not comply with
the Design Guidelines, the DAC will advise the
applicant on the areas of non-compliance.
Applicants will then be required to submit
amended plans to gain approval.
Submissions will be assessed against the current
version of the Design Guidelines. The final decision
regarding all aspects of the Design Guidelines
will be at the discretion of the DAC. The DAC also
reserve the right to waive or vary any requirement
of the Design Guidelines.
The DAC will endeavour to assess submissions
within 10 business days.