Heron Park

EPCΛD have been employed by Satterley Property Group since 2008 as the Project Landscape Architects for both the Heron Park 1 and Heron Park 2 development areas.

Located in the City of Armadale Heron Park 1 consisted of a 450 lot subdivision complete with a complex network of linear public open spaces providing both a strategic drainage function and water supply for irrigation. The open spaces contained the route of the Balannup Drain, a natural groundwater stream. This was utilised to create a central natural groundwater lake for both public amenity and water supply. The site also contained two Conservation Category Wetlands and the original homestead (Baker’s Homestead) which has been retained as a community purpose facility.

EPCΛD were responsible for the entire design and implementation of all the public amenity and conservation landscapes including retention of vegetation for Bandicoot & Heron populations, retention of existing melaleuca & eucalypt trees and development of a landscape theme hinged on the use of natural granite stone to match the heritage style of the homestead, hints at the rural history through the use of troughs into the lake as water recirculation system, shade structures, timber seating etc.

Heron Park 2 consists of a 1,470 lot subdivision. Directly adjacent to the Heron Park 1 site the landscape design continues the theme of a linear open space network that provides both an amenity and a strategic drainage function.

Themed as the modern partner to Heron Park 1 the materiality and colour palette takes a more contemporary theme whilst still reflecting the style of its older neighbour.

Highlights of the landscape design and implementation to date is the creation of a large adventure playground.

  • 2011 UDIA Awards of Excellence Water Sensitive Design
  • 2010 UDIA Awards of Excellence Award
  • 2008 WA Water Award
  • Early concept designs and sketch perspectives
  • Development of Estate Thematic Document and Residential Design Guidelines
  • Input into statutory planning documents
  • Community Liaison
  • Public Art
  • Heritage landscapes
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design
  • Full design development, documentation and contract administration

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