The Heathmont Place project involves the redevelopment of a secondary school site into medium-density infill housing in an established suburb.
Three linear public open spaces were conceived, each with a distinctive character. Residents are encouraged to view the open spaces as an extension of their own green spaces, and fences into the open space provide a degree of transparency.
Streetscapes are designed to have an informal feel and as pedestrian friendly, with no kerb and channel, and no front fences. They are planted with native and indigenous tussocks and trees to reinforce the local character, slow traffic and encourage wildlife into the development.
Water-sensitive urban design features, and large biofiltration swales drain into a 150,000-litre underground tank which is used to irrigate the common spaces in the development, ensuring upkeep of these important areas for the community.
Site Masterplanning in association with Sinatra Murphy