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Unit 16, 45 Ladner Road, O’Connor
Phone (08) 9314 1640
Paul Roche and the Sheoak’s Landscapes team
were hired to create open spaces, living walls and
an entry statement at the master-planned Frasers
Landing development near Mandurah.
Around 1250 residences will be built in
12 intimate hamlets, on 54ha of land adjoining
the Serpentine River.
Imperative to the design was the reflection
of the local environment, so existing trees were
retained and native plant species were added.
In reducing the removal of trees throughout the
development, the footpaths were altered to snake
their way around the existing vegetation.
Sheoak’s created ‘outdoor rooms’ by installing
lawn areas underneath natural gaps in the tree
canopy. These were then connected by corridors
of lawn, timber decking or concrete footpaths.
In keeping with the project’s commitment
to sustainability, Sheoak’s used solar-powered
reticulation valves. This limited electrical wiring
and reduced Sheoak’s carbon footprint.
Sheoak’s also designed and constructed a
living wall within the development. Panels were
pre-planted and grown offsite, before being
mounted onto metal framing and attached to
a waterproofed wall. Lines of irrigation were
inserted between the panels.
At the 2010 Landscape Industries Association
of Western Australia Awards of Excellence,
Sheoak’s was recognised for its work, winning the
Contractor Commercial up to $400,000 category
for Frasers Landing Hamlet 2; the Contractor
Commercial $400,000-$1 million category for
Frasers Landing Entry Statement Stage 1; and Best
New Member. Sheoak’s was also a finalist in Best
Special Feature for Frasers Landing Living Wall.
“IMPERATIVE TO THE DESIGN WAS
THE REFLECTION OF THE LOCAL
ENVIRONMENT, SO EXISTING TREES
WERE RETAINED AND NATIVE
PLANT SPECIES WERE ADDED”
Native plant species allow the
landscape to integrate with its
surroundings, while pathways
make for easy access.
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