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Low-Water Use Plant Species

WATER | Landscape

We encourage you to plant species that have low water use for that area and/or are indigenous to that area. For a list of recommended species, please refer to Which Plant Where  and/or the list provided for the relevant LGA below.

If your LGA is not listed, contact your local council for a list which they will accept as part of a landscape plan to meet your BASIX water commitments. You should also consider the suitability of species selected for your site in terms of soil type, exposure, shade, mature plant height, and on-going maintenance issues such as the potential impact on sewerage services.

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Ashfield Municipal Council Griffith City Council North Sydney Council
Auburn Council Hawkesbury City Council Parramatta City Council
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Bathurst Regional Council Hornsby Shire Council Pittwater Council
Baulkham Hills Shire Council Hunters Hill Municipal Council Port Macquarie Council
Blacktown City Council Hurstville City Council Randwick City Council
Blue Mountains City Council Junee Shire Council Richmond Valley Council
Botany Bay City Council Kiama Municipal Council Rockdale City Council
Burwood Council Kogarah Municipal Council Ryde City Council
Byron Shire Council Ku-ring-gai Council Strathfield Municipal Council
Camden Council Lane Cove Municipal Council Sutherland Shire Council
Campbelltown City Council Leeton Shire Council Sydney City Council
Canada Bay City Council Leichhardt Council Warringah Council
Canterbury City Council Liverpool City Council Willoughby City Council
Coffs Harbour City Council Manly Council Woollahara City Council
Cootamundra Shire Council Marrickville Council Wollongong City Council
Last updated: 21/09/2023