Shearwater on the Island

Shearwater on the Island

  • Client FKP Property Group
  • Location Cowes, Phillip Island
  • Completed 2009
  • Services Landscape Design & Documentation
    Wetland Design & Documentation
    Contract Administration


Shearwater on the Island is a 31-hectare, 270-lot residential development on Phillip Island. The project includes a 5-hectare constructed wetland, which captures and treats stormwater runoff from both the development and a large part of Cowes township.

The wetland and the eastern boundary of the site features remnant Melaleuca Swamp Scrub, which has been enhanced with additional planting. The vegetation of the wetland provides important habitat for wildlife, including many breeding pairs of Cape Barren Goose.

The wetland provides passive recreation opportunities for the community with walking trail circuits, long boardwalks, parks and a viewing structure over the water.


Photography Andrew Lloyd

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