Jackson’s View Residential Estate

Jackson’s View Residential Estate

Winner of the SIAV 2013 Award for Excellence in Infrastructure & finalist in the UDIA 2017 Award for Excellence.The green rolling hills of Drouin welcomes a 500+ lot, high quality residential estate, owned and developed by a local Gippsland developer. Our practice was commissioned to oversee all landscape aspects from sales office to entry walls to playgrounds, local parks and a 9Ha wetland/park. The site is host to remnant Strzelecki Gums which are protected under Victorian Legislation.

Being part of multi-disciplinary team over more than 5 years, we worked with ecologists, surveyors, civil and structural engineers, marketing and Public Relations specialists, as well as stakeholders such as Melbourne Water, DNRE and Baw Baw Shire, to produce a high quality development which offers a Resident’s Exclusive Club, a purpose-built adventure playground, shelter, barbecue facilities, boardwalks, observation deck and artwork around a large wetland which will become the heart and pride of the local community.For more information on the Jackson’s View Estate Playground, please click here.
Jackson’s View Residential Estate
Client
Cartagen Group P/L
Location
Drouin, West Gippsland , VIC
Size 
50 Ha
Consultancy Type
Type Lead- Large multi-disciplinary team
Achievement
Sub-consultant to Civil Engineers
Winner of the 2013 SIAV awards
Winner of the 2017 UDIA Vic Award
Winner of the 2017 UDIA Vic Jury’s award
Finalist in the 2018 UDIA award
Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate

Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate

Florence Jaquet Landscape Architect was engaged by VicUrban as part of the redevelopment of the old TAFE site into a 100 lot residential estate adjacent to Paterson River Country Club. Significant indigenous heath and large established Coastal Banksia trees adorn the site and were retained as part of the four local parks within the estate.

The main open space acts as a retarding basin and bio-retention pond mitigating and treating surrounding run-offs in storm events. Small WSUD (Water Sensitive Urban Design) swales in the nature strips treat the run-offs from the estate before they enter the main bio-retention basin which has been purposely designed using an angular and very contemporary layout showcasing that WSUD does not need to be naturalistic in appearance.
Bonbeach “Boutique” Residential estate
Client
Vic Urban
Location
Bonbeach, VIC
Size 
7.5Ha
Consultancy Type
Part of a multi-disciplinary team
Wantirna Lea “Boutique” Residential estate

Wantirna Lea “Boutique” Residential estate

A.V. Jennings has established a new housing estate at Knoxfield, an outer-eastern suburb of Melbourne. Laycock & Jaquet were commissioned to undertake the housing estate landscape design, construction documents and oversee contract administration for the project.

The residential estate landscape entrance includes two asymmetrical curved walls used as identity markers. The frontage treatment includes mass planting of shrubs and ground covers in a repeating pattern to create rhythm and harmony.
A consistent palette of materials has been selected to provide a cohesive character for the estate.

The central park has been designed to link in with the entrance treatment and draws visitors’ attention through the site with the use of seating walls and planting materiel in keeping with the entry area. The park includes a community space with a shelter.

Several years later, the team returned to assess how the project had performed. The park remains well used as a central community space. Planting has not only survived and grown extremely well, all paving and natural stone walls remain undamaged, attesting to the careful and wise plant selection and thorough, well informed specifications.

A good design and good execution should always outlast its makers. This will be the case here.

Wantirna Lea “Boutique” Residential estate

Client
A. V. Jennings

Location
Bonbeach, VIC

Size 
7.5Ha

Consultancy Type
Lead

Melbourne’s Parks and Gardens Lighting Strategy

Melbourne’s Parks and Gardens Lighting Strategy

The parks and gardens of Melbourne are a major asset for residents and tourists alike. Not only are they venues for passive and active recreation, but also prominent elements in the fabric of the city.
With social changes, there is increasing demand for evening use, and developments in lighting technology create a range of opportunities to enhance the night appeal of gardens as well as their safety.

Interestingly the existing lighting gave a random light glow throughout parks but did not address pedestrian routes, colour rendition and lighting costs.
The strategy recommends a prioritisation of routes, a reduction in lighting after midnight for cost saving purposes, a change to Metal halide for better rendition and facial recognition and a suite of pole which reduced direct lighting and promoted refraction.
The overall strategy provides a rationale for comprehensive park lighting, and individual park strategies show how the rationale would be applied.
The strategy, which was a first of its kind in Australia, has been fully implemented.
co-authored with Paul Laycock
Melbourne’s Parks and Gardens Lighting Strategy
Client
City of Melbourne
Location
Melbourne , VIC
Size 
All 14 major parks and gardens within the city
Consultancy Type
Lead
Achievement
First Open Space lighting strategy in Australia
Jackson’s View Wetland and playground

Jackson’s View Wetland and playground

Winner of the SIAV 2013 Award for Excellence in Infrastructure & finalist in the UDIA 2017 Award for Excellence.

The green rolling hills of Drouin welcomes a 500+ lot, high quality residential estate, owned and developed by a local Gippsland developer. Our practice was commissioned to oversee all landscape aspects from sales office to entry walls to playgrounds, local parks and a 9Ha wetland/park. The site is host to remnant Strzelecki Gums which are protected under Victorian Legislation.

Being part of multi-disciplinary team over more than 5 years, we worked with ecologists, surveyors, civil and structural engineers, marketing and Public Relations specialists, as well as stakeholders such as Melbourne Water, DNRE and Baw Baw Shire, to produce a high quality development which offers a Resident’s Exclusive Club, a purpose-built adventure playground, shelter, barbecue facilities, boardwalks, observation deck and artwork around a large wetland which will become the heart and pride of the local community.
For more information on the Jackson’s View Estate Playground, please click here.
Jackson’s View Wetland and playground
Client
Cartagen Group P/L
Location
Drouin, West Gippsland , VIC
Size 
50 Ha
Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant to Civil Engineers

Achievement
Winner of the SIAV 2013 Award for Excellence in Infrastructure
Winner of the 2017 UDIA Vic Jury’s Award and Award for Residential Developments over 250 lots
Finalist of the 2018 UDIA National Award