“Connecting the local community, preserving the local environment”
Cardinia Village is a new residential community, 50km southeast of Melbourne. Marketed to first home buyers and young families, research conducted by the local Cardinia Shire Council identified easy access to the local parklands as a key consideration for potential residents. Working directly with landscape architects, Tract Consultants, Fleetwood was engaged to deliver an environmentally sensitive new shelter, boardwalk and bridge crossing for the Cardinia Village community.
Scope of Work
From the outset we knew delivering the original design to budget would be a challenge. Material selection was vital, so to maximise the available funds without compromising quality, we recommended using many of our own standard in-house components. This included our unique Waterside™ product – a modular, light-weight construction option ideal for projects of this nature. The site’s 25-metre long, 2.5 metre wide pedestrian bridge and 11-metre long boardwalk also incorporated Australian hardwoods, galvanised steel, fibre reinforced plastic (FRP) decking and timber joists. The shelter was made of galvanised steel, powder-coated shelter beams and corrugated custom orb roof sheeting. To minimise construction impacts on the environmentally sensitive site, we pre-assembled most of the shelter structure off-site. It was then installed using only a small crane. Off-site assembly also allowed us to avoid weather delays. Once installed, hand-painted detailing added to the overall aesthetic of the finished shelter.
We look forward to working with Fleetwood in the future to deliver park infrastructure that will be enjoyed by the community for many years to come.
Mark Skiba Associate Landscape Architect