Landscape Plus was awarded the Bolte Precinct landscaping and civil package after successfully completing the Riverside Quay and Public Realm projects for Mirvac. This package included the hard and soft landscaping and civil works to upgrade the public space on the water’s edge at Docklands in the Melbourne CBD.

This proved to be a pretty spectacular job site, sitting right next to the Bolte Bridge and with fantastic city views visible from the site. Landscape Plus was responsible for connecting the apartment buildings at Docklands to the water’s edge, working with a pre-existing structural slab on the marina. Landscape Plus poured all the asphalt and completed XXXX square metres of paving between the water and the apartments, including the installation of reclaimed bluestone strips to the centre of the roadway. Due to the fact that the structural slab was already in place, the paving team needed to carefully replicate the existing construction joints in the slab in the paving above.

150 lineal metres of custom fabricated rebated bluestone capping were placed by the team right on the water’s edge, which involved the hiring of a barge from which one team could work, whilst another team stayed on the land to assist with the installation. Marine grade stainless steel balustrading, ladders and handrails were also installed at the water’s edge, working around or through the solid bluestone capping. Landscape Plus also installed street furniture to complete the new public realm.

The client had set a tight 4.5-month deadline in which these works were to be completed and relied on regular updates and progress reports from the Landscape Plus team throughout the construction programme. Meeting this deadline in March 2018 meant clever programming that involved a lot of shift work and overtime hours to ensure that this project was completed on time and within budget.

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Bolte Precinct

client Mirvac
value $1,003,000
type Landscaping and Civil