Aqua, Busselton

This compact high density eight and a half acre resort has set the benchmark for environmental integration. The design is sleek and modern but set within a dense natural woodland fronting the beach. Located in dense peppermint woodland behind low dunes, it has direct beach access. The project required input from the earliest stages of planning through environmental clearances and through detailed design and implementation.  The retention of trees was required for aesthetic and environmental reasons. The trees are the habitat of the ring tailed possum, and their retention required careful site planning, interim watering during construction and innovative foundation design of the buildings. The design uses extensive swathes of native plants, timber and bush fences and screens to provide privacy, contemporary steel, stone and timber detailing and subtle paving colours.

The individual beach houses were arranged to retain the trees while ensuring each building has its own private retreat space. These individual gardens are unique containing lawns, pools and decks. The resort has won critical acclaim and has become a prestigious destination on Geographe Bay.

  • Foreshore Management Plan
  • Visual and Landscape Assessment
  • Landscape planning influencing site plan
  • Detailed design of extensive resort grounds and environmental integration
  • Reintroduction of local indigenous vegetation.
  • Innovative retaining structures and site drainage
  • Sustainable design principles
  • Contract supervision
  • Establishment management plan and monitoring

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