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The Orchard

  • Type/Category

    Residential
  • Client

    Villa World
  • Location

    1102 Blunder Road, Doolandella
  • Project Value

    $

Disciplines/Services

  • Planning
  • Landscape
  • Environment
  • Surveying
  • Sustainability

Stage 1 – 46 lots, balance lot, new road, Lot 900 (7.0+ hectare environmental reserve)

Stage 2 – 22 lots, balance lot, new road

Stage 3 – 23 lots, balance lot and new road

Stage 4 – 26 lots and new road

Stage 5 – 33 town homes

Master planned estate – landscaped, boutique sized address, offering land and designer terrace homes.

The WCG Value add

Planning

  • Negotiated with Council to provide over 7ha of public bushland reserve;
  • Situated the site’s stormwater infrastructure within the bushland area, optimising the developable area of the site;
  • Negotiations with multiple government entities (Local and State) to coordinate sewer location in nature refuge
  • Obtained a reduction of almost $300,000 in Council assessment fees.
  • Coordinated complex multi-stage plan sealing and uncompleted works bonding schedule to deliver project by financial year deadline.

Landscape

  • Lead DA and construction documentation process for both the sub-division and townhouse developments
  • Worked with the environmental team to achieve an integration of landscape embellishment and WSUD to provide three bio-retention basins and stormwater management solutions
  • Liaised with architects to achieve several townhouse courtyard options balancing amenities and landscape design
  • Providing a break away area facilitated with a sheltered BBQ and seating area, embellished by landscaping.

Environment

  • Our Environment team’s assessment facilitated a stormwater solution which utilised an existing dam on the property;
  • Demonstrated the possibility to utilise existing fire breaks for infrastructure servicing;
  • Enabled the protection and enhancement of 7ha of bushland;
  • Justified to Council the removal of an old orchard which was riddled with weed species, particularly Lantana.