Jackson’s View Wetland

Jackson’s View Wetland

In collaboration with Stormywater Solutions, Craig Civil Design and Melbourne Water, our practice designed this award-winning wetland amongst a strand of remnant Strzelecki Gums, a species protected under Victorian Legislation. With carefully placed artwork, unique purposely designed playground and shelter, islands for fauna habitat and boardwalks throughout, the wetland has become the heart and pride of the local community.
Jackson’s View Wetland
Client
Cartagen Group P/L
Location
Drouin, West Gippsland , VIC
Size 
9 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
Wharparilla Wetland and reserves

Wharparilla Wetland and reserves

Just outside of the Echuca township and a stone throw from the Mighty Murray River lays a 224Ha parcel of flat land in private hands. Although used for intensive agricultural purposes for many decades, the land is now being developed as a semi-rural housing estate. Crucial to the development is a green spine which harbours a complex Stormwater Management Plan developed by Stormy Water Solutions.

The aim is to drain the entire estate using grassed swales and limited pipe system, all of which feed a string of ponds within the central open space corridor, a space reminiscent of the Billabongs which flank the Murray River.

The landscape consists of mown and unmown grassed areas, regeneration areas for the iconic River Red Gums, an extensive path network, some boardwalk and playground in key areas.

The landscape concept is split into 2 distinct zones: the central more densely populated zone, when the landscape will be mown with family-type activities and the periphery where the landscape is to blend into the local bushland character of the Murray’s open riparian forest.

Wharparilla Wetland and reserves

Client
Millar Family

Location
Echuca, VIC

Size 
15 Ha

Consultancy Type
Sub-consultant to Planners/civil engineers

Achievement
Largest greenfield development in Echuca

Bonbeach Retarding and Bioretention basins

Bonbeach Retarding and Bioretention basins

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 Retarding and Bioretention basins
Client
Vic Urban
Location
Bonbeach, VIC
Size 
1.5Ha
Consultancy Type
Part of a multi-disciplinary team
Achievement
Largest greenfield cemetery project in NSW
Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives

Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives

When investigating the opportunities for the introduction of WSUD practices in the re-development of a number of foreshore carparks, Bayside City Council engaged our practice in collaboration with Stormywater Solutions for the re-design of a number of key sites.
Bayside Carparks WSUD initiatives
Client
Bayside City Council
Location
Sandringham & Black Rock , VIC
Size 
Various
Consultancy Type
Lead – small multi-disciplinary team
Achievement
First WSUD carparks in Bayside
Macarthur Memorial Park

Macarthur Memorial Park

Working closely with Stormy Water Solutions, Travers Bushfire Ecology and WS&P engineers, the proposal considers existing historical dams, WSUD elements, retarding basin flood storage and water quality management issues within the site whilst adhering to strict requirements for watercourses from the Office of Water NSW. Whilst minor swales direct run-offs to existing and new wetlands, the challenge lays in minimisation of disturbance to the existing dams and minimisation of new wetland footprint to ensure maximal use of the land for burial with particular emphasis of safe and aesthetic integration of all WSUD and retarding elements into the landscape.

Macarthur Memorial Park

Client
Catholic Metropolitan Cemetery Trust

Location
Campbelltown, NSW

Size 
113 Ha

Consultancy Type
Type Lead- Large multi-disciplinary team

Achievement
Largest greenfield cemetery project in NSW