Springlake, Mt Barker

About This Project

GREENHILL has been the lead consultant in the project since inception in 2012, delivering all aspects from concept to construction including roads and civil services, stormwater infrastructure, streetscapes, neighbourhood and pocket parks, lakes, wetlands, re-vegetation areas and community gardens.

The open spaces of Springlake Stages 1 and 2 include several ‘engineering’ elements such as car parks, road bridges, mechanical and electrical services, post top lighting, lakes, vegetated creeks and swales, treatment wetlands and bio-filtration beds. In addition, ‘landscape’ elements such as open lawn spaces, native gardens, shared pathways, pedestrian bridges, gathering and community event spaces, playgrounds, shelters, BBQ areas, signage, as well as a range of furniture and fixtures.

This was a landmark development in the Mt Barker area as a project of such complexity had not previously been undertaken. Resulting in a unique development with many custom designed elements and locally sourced materials. The GREENHILL team now has an intrinsic understanding of how to apply, negotiate and gain council approvals to fulfil the conditions of Acts or Policies where no specific technical standard is provided.

GREENHILL worked closely with the Landscape Architect on this project and recognised the great value in this close working relationship. In 2017 GREEHILL added Landscape Architects to the inhouse team to offer the benefit of these combined services to all clients.

Four stages of the 550 allotment development, the main entrance, the central reserve and lakes have now been delivered and we continue to deliver Master Planning, detailed design and construction works for this project.

2017 – The project was recognised by the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) receiving an award for its outstanding nature.

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Category
Land Division, Landscapes, Stormwater