Landscaping Frequently Asked Questions

Our team provides a comprehensive range of services, from consultancy & design, through to construction and maintenance. We specialise in the construction of large scale, high-end commercial and residential landscape projects. 

We offer the following landscaping services:

  • Creative landscapes design and consultancy
  • Lifestyle landscaping for high end custom designed homes
  • Landscaping for townhouses, Granny Flats, Duplexes & Investment Builds
  • Rural Acreages and Coastal Homes
  • Commercial landscape maintenance for school and education facilities, prestige apartment complexes, show homes and commercial premises

We typically work on projects located in the Illawarra. From Helensberg in the North, through to Kiama in the South. From time to time, we also work with clients in Southern Sydney, Berry and The Southern Highlands.

Yes. We work creatively with both residential and commercial clients to ensure their landscape vision is achieved.

Shaw Landscape Group was established in 2015. With over 30 years experience in landscaping and a true lover of mother earth, Scott Shaw; Founder and Creative Landscapes Director has grown Shaw Landscape Group from a solopreneur business to one of the leading landscape companies in Wollongong. 

Yes. Shaw Landscape Group holds a Structural Landscaping licence and has public liability cover up to $20,000,000.

Licence Number: 314407C
ABN: 95 608 451 127
ACN: 608 451 127

We’ve created a simple 5 step client satisfaction formula. You can read more information on what to expect when working with Shaw Landscape Group here.

Not all landscaping projects require council approval. Minor works such as garden edging, a small deck, or the installation of softscapes like plants, soil, mulch and turf are likely to be considered exempt. You may however need council approval for more things than you think. A retaining wall over a certain height or a deck over a certain number of square metres may need approval. If in doubt, check with your local council. For more information on council approval visit our simple guide.

The Landscape Association is the peak body representing Landscaping Professionals across NSW and the ACT. Shaw Landscape Group is proud to have been a members of the Landscape Association for a number of years.

We work with first-rate suppliers, locally sourcing only the highest quality materials to suit the demands of your project. We continuously explore new trends and sustainable landscape practices, as well as push the boundaries in design and masterful construction.

Whether you’re considering a natural timber deck or more sustainable composite finish, both have their merit. We’ve put together the pros and cons of the most common decking materials available on the market. Check out our blog for more information.

There are a variety of retaining wall materials out there on the market such as blocks, timber, concrete, Sandstone and even rock-filled cages. To help determine what retaining wall solution is best for your landscape, we’ve put together a detailed guide here.

Yes. We can help bring your vision to life, offering a variety of custom landscape design solutions. Whether you’re looking to install a brand new garden, combine a garden with a new pool, redesign an existing space, or submit a plan as part of a DA (Development Application) submission, our qualified Landscape Architect can assist with your design project.

Shaw Landscape Group works with first rate subcontractors including a qualified fencing specialist. We can support your landscape project with a variety of fencing solutions, from pool fencing,  Colorbond and timber fencing, slat fencing, decorative fencing, as well as gates.

Yes. If you are a client of Shaw Landscape Group, we are more than happy to manage your Development Application. Please get in touch for fees and more information.

Yes. We require a 10% deposit to secure your project in our busy schedule.

If your project value is greater than $20,000 we may ask you to make weekly progress payments. Otherwise your balance will be due when your project is completed.

We have a number of payment options available. You can pay any of our invoices via Bank Transfer or Credit Card. In partnership with Qantas, you have the option to pay securely via Credit Card and collect Qantas Business Reward points.

The Home Building Compensation Fund (HBCF) provides a safety net for home owners in NSW faced with incomplete and defective building work carried out by a builder or tradesperson.

Licensed contractors that take on residential work over $20,000 must have insurance cover through HBCF. A Certificate of Insurance issued by HBCF compensates homeowners for losses arising from defective and incomplete work where the builder or tradesperson has become insolvent, dies, disappears or has their building licence suspended by NSW Fair Trading due to non-compliance with a money order made in favour of the homeowner by the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal or a court.

If your project is over $20,000 Shaw Landscape Group will obtain this insurance on your behalf before your project commences. More information about this insurance can be found here.