Spiire has been engaged by Wel.Co to provide multidisciplinary services at the Harlowe estate in Bendigo’s growing Huntly region.
This 450-lot development includes 18 stages of residential lots, as well as a proposed childcare centre, complemented by streetscapes and open spaces.
Our Town Planning team secured the planning and development plan approvals and has assisted with condition compliance. This included negotiating with the City of Greater Bendigo to establish a streamlined pathway for approving small lots in greenfield areas, which can now be adopted in other applications around the municipality.
The Planning phase identified an approach for several parcels of crown land within the Harlowe site. Our Surveying team is now working closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to provide extra documentation to support crown land acquisitions and road declarations.
Our local Surveyors have also provided a title reestablishment and feature and level survey. We are preparing the stage plans for subdivision, with the first nine stages delivered to date.
Key infrastructure will include a new intersection with Midland Highway, a drainage basin and realigning an existing road, which will ultimately become a shared path. Working together, our engineers and landscape architects have developed solutions that retain many existing trees for future community enjoyment.
Our Landscape Architecture team created a landscape master plan for the estate and continue to deliver detailed design for individual stages. The landscape design celebrates retained indigenous trees in the drainage reserve by incorporating bush play areas alongside a retained ephemeral creek. In the local park, a play space is integrated with an adjacent retardation area to provide a large parkland with walking trails, kickabout spaces, off leash dog and picnic spots. Sedimentation basins planted with indigenous plants are celebrated with the addition of boardwalks.
The second open space is a linear park with waterway and creek crossing, which formed the basis for one of our Visual Media team’s aerial photomontages. This image brings our landscape designs to life and highlights the site’s connection to surrounding bushland.
The second photomontage places the estate within the wider neighbourhood context. Informed by our civil and landscape designs, our Visual Media artists created an accurate representation of the roads, trees and amenities to capture the estate’s lifestyle.
Our local team is also providing construction management services while continuing to deliver designs for future stages of the estate.
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