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Climate & Growing Conditions

Blacktown council area is located in Sydney's west. The area has slightly warmer nights and more rainfall than that of the more western areas such as Camden, Penrith and Richmond. The average annual rainfall in the Blacktown area is around 916mm, with most of that total falling between January and March. Storms are common in summer and account for a substantial amount of the annual total. These storms are usually absent in winter and rainfall is therefore reduced as a result. Temperature extremes vary from 41 deg in summer to -4 overnight in winter. Frost will occur a few times in the middle of winter but it is usually light when it does occur.

Plants should be selected from Zone 3 and Zone 4 when planning your garden.

Garden & Landscape Design DA Requirements

If you are building a new home in Marsden Park, Schofields, Elara Estate, Altrove Estate or Stonecutters Ridge Estate you are required to submit a landscape plan as part of your submission to Developer/council. Need help? Please contact us at Landscape Designs Sydney for more information or for a free landscape design quote.

Below are links to websites with information regarding what is required for your council or developer building submissions:

Colebee (Stonecutters Ridge) Developer LANDSCAPE Design Guidelines






Blacktown Council Development Control Plan (DCP) (see part C)


Blacktown Suburbs We Service:

  • Acacia Gardens
  • Arndell Park
  • Bidwell
  • Blacket
  • Blacktown
  • Blacktown North
  • Blacktown South
  • Blacktown West
  • Bungarribee (Bunya Estate)
  • Colebee (Stonecutters Ridge)
  • Dean Park
  • Dharruk
  • Doonside
  • Eastern Creek
  • Emerton
  • Glendenning
  • Glenwood
  • Glenwood Park
  • Grantham
  • Hassall
  • Hassall Grove
  • Hebersham
  • Huntingwood
  • Kellyville
  • Kellyville Ridge
  • Kings Langley
  • Kings Park
  • Lalor Park
  • Lethbridge Park
  • Marayong
  • Marayong Heights
  • Marayong South
  • Marsden Park
  • Minchinbury
  • Mount Druitt
  • Oakhurst
  • Parklea
  • Plumpton
  • Prospect
  • Quakers Hill
  • Riverstone
  • Rooty Hill
  • Ropes Creek
  • Ropes Crossing
  • Rouse Hill
  • Schofields
  • Seven Hills
  • Seven Hills North
  • Seven Hills West
  • Shalvey
  • Shanes Park
  • St Marys
  • Stanhope Gardens
  • Toongabbie
  • The Ponds
  • Tregear
  • Vineyard
  • Wallgrove
  • West Point Centre
  • Whalan
  • Willmot
  • Woodcraft

Contact us for a free quote. Call 1300 DAPPLE (1300 327 753) or email julian@dappledesigns.com.au