Gracewood, Mallala
Previous: Air at Strathalbyn
Next: Inner North Destination Play Space

Spiire was engaged by Wel.Co to support the development of Gracewood, a significant addition to the town of Mallala, located about 60km north of Adelaide and home to the Mallala Race track.

This new masterplanned community will provide over 500 residential lots to the immediate north of the existing township when complete, enabling substantial growth in the town of approximately 1000 people.

Our local Adelaide office is leading an integrated project team providing civil engineering, construction consultancy and water engineering services for the 19-stage development. This includes designing creative solutions to service the future Gracewood community, which is one of the first residential developments of this scale in the region.

Our Water Engineering and Civil Engineering teams worked collaboratively to develop a considered stormwater management plan in response to the site’s terrain. After preliminary grading of the site revealed the need for up to 300,000 cubes of additional fill, our team worked together to identify an optimal solution to reduce this large quantity.

The team proposed a pumped outfall from the detention basin in the site’s south-west corner. This approach allows for the basin to be set deeper than a conventional gravity detention basin. This consequently allows a lower finished surface throughout the development, avoiding the need to import large volumes of additional fill and even potentially creating an excess of site-derived material.

With the stormwater management plan approved, detailed design for the first two stages has now been submitted to Adelaide Plains Council for approval. Stage 1 and 2 consists of 27 lots and will be constructed together along with the drainage basin and surrounding parklands, and an intersection with Traeger Road that will be assessed by the Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT).

Our local team will also provide construction consultancy services, with construction expected to commence in mid-2024.

Aerial photograph of the Gracewood, Mallala site.

Want to know more?

To learn more about our services click here

related projects

Interested In How Spiire Can Help You?

Enquire Now