Covenants & Design Guide
Covenants are registered on the title of each property to protect the interests of all Ferndale property owners and ensure compliance with consent conditions and the Design Guide.
Together, the Covenants and Design Guide aim to ensure that homes and their surrounding landscape blend into the Ferndale environment. The form and location of dwellings must be planned so they take advantage of sunlight and impact minimally on their site and wider surrounds. They are required to capture and retain a minimum of 20,000 litres of storm water for non-potable use, and incorporate a grey water recycling system, so use of the district storm water and waste systems is minimised. Solar principles are encouraged, as is the use of certain building materials. Homes are required to achieve a minimum 6 Homestar rating.