I need AC installation in my hall and it is more economic to install the AC compressor in the nature strip back of the wall. I am under the impression that it is not allowed but one of the person who gave the quote told me that it is OK to install. I am checking ACT guidelines regarding nature strips and I cannot see any info. Thought I would check with the experts here.
Conclusion: after reading all the comments here I think it doesn’t make-sense to put the compressor there. It could block the council lawn mowers. I will spend some money now to avoid any future issues and put the compressor with extended pipes.