Cloverton Estate, located in Kalkallo in Melbourne’s North is set to be the largest urban development project in Victoria. Scheduled for delivery over the next 30 years, this estate will provide homes to around 30,000 residents when complete. Comprised of over 11,200 hectares, the site contains a rich landscape, including Merri Creek, and Bald Hill; an extinct volcano.
Our Landscape Architecture team was engaged to provide a vision for the site’s landscape.
The brief was to design a destination playscape which combines site stories of both pre and post European settlement as well as aspirations for the future city of Cloverton. Spiire collaborated with Heritage Insights and Wurundjeri elders to develop the concept for the play space. The play space interprets a series of stories about the aboriginal relationship with the site. The Yam Daisy, a major source of food for the Wurundjeri has been used as inspiration for a water play and sculpture maze.
The play space includes a series of bespoke design elements including climbing nets, cubbies and a play tower and incorporates universal access toilets and an outdoor cinema for community use in the warmer months. Spiire worked with manufacturers Big Fish and Peco to deliver the play elements to the highest standard.
The facility was developed in-line with the Council policies and reflects the broader aspiration for the play space to be a place for interaction and activity for the whole community.
Spiire prepared a concept design for the Active Open Space within Cloverton, acting as lead consultant of a team of engineers and specialist consultants. The project is requiring extensive consultation with key stakeholders including Cricket Victoria and local authorities.
Our Surveying team have been undertaking month UAV flights and providing digital imagery the client for project updates. Our Visual Media team have also been delivering 3D renders of the development for marketing purposes.