The Wyndham Harbour Marina and Apartments were constructed on hectares of partly reclaimed land as part of a privately funded development project in Melbourne’s Outer West totalling $440 million to date. Landscape Plus was appointed by Hutchinson Builders to complete the hard and soft landscaping and external concrete works for the Marina and Wyndam Harbour Apartments complex, which were handed over in late 2014.

For the Marina development, Landscape Plus was responsible for the transplantation of the 15 advanced palm trees which now line the water’s edge out the front of the Marina Harbour Apartment complex. The transplanting of so many very large trees required a lot of careful planning and coordination with the crane truck that was utilised to place each palm in its pre-prepared hole. Being such a windy and exposed marine environment, extra care was taken to ensure the survival of the palms following the transplanting mission. All 15 survived and eventually thrived in their hew home.

Directly in front of the new apartment complex, Landscape Plus poured exposed aggregate concrete platforms and steps that were then carefully honed to the client’s satisfaction. The in situ formwork, the many construction joints and the colouring of the concrete all required a high level of skill during execution to ensure a superior finish. Once the concreting was completed, Landscape Plus installed tactile paving, stair nosing and skate-proof balustrading to complete the entryway to the apartment complex. The team then sealed the concrete using a product that met the client’s requirements for slip resistance and durability.

The marina landscaping and concreting packages had to be completed in a tight 45-day timeline, which the team was proud to achieve whilst also being required to work around other trades on site.

Inside the C-shaped Wyndham Harbour Apartments complex, Landscape Plus completed further hard and soft landscaping, including the installation of an expansive dry lake, exposed aggregate concrete path paving, in situ concrete walls, timber decking and street furniture and planting mounds. All water captured in this central landscaped area was designed to drain down into an underground tank, that then pumps the water back up to the landscaped area, providing an efficient, economical and environmentally friendly solution to irrigation.

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Wyndham Marina & Apartments

client Hutchinson Builders
value Marina $558,000 / Apartments $255,000
type Landscaping and Concreting