Wanginu Park, Jackson’s Hill

Wanginu Park, Jackson’s Hill

  • Client Places Victoria
  • Location Sunbury, Victoria
  • Completed 2013
  • Services Masterplanning
    Landscape Design & Development
    Contract Documentation
    Contract Administration

Information

GbLA was commissioned by Places Victoria to prepare a landscape masterplan, design and construction documentation and oversee the preservation and rehabilitation of a 13-hectares site, Wanginu Park, Sunbury. The formerly degraded site is part of Places Victoria’s Jacksons Hill residential development and has become a valuable piece of open space for the local community.

The area was set aside by Places Victoria to treat stormwater and protect valuable habitat and archaeological artefacts while meeting Places Victoria’s objectives for vegetation offset management through improvement of Plains Grassland vegetation.

GbLA worked with the former Ecological Engineering and Paroissien Grant and Associates to prepare a rehabilitation strategy for the heavily degraded Harpers Creek that meanders through part of the site and also for the design of a constructed stormwater wetland within difficult terrain. The vegetation management and improvement regimes includes the establishment of more 200,000 plants, mosaic burning and fencing to exclude grazing and promote recruitment of the native seed bank.

The development of a passive circulation trail and interpretive signage strategy also helped local residents engage with the space.

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