Tract were engaged by the Pask Group to complete the landscape masterplanning and detailed design of Providence Estate, a new 550 lot subdivision that rests on a hillside adjacent to Greenvale Reservoir.
The development focusses around Napoli Park, a 1.8 Ha reserve completed in 2012. Taking its cue from the local cultural background of Mediterranean Europe, the reserve is a robust, gracious public park with a distinct character of its own, defined by the use of Italianate themes playfully adapted and merged with a contemporary Australian setting.
From age-old forms sprung new details and creative ideas about how these forms could be expressed in the Australian landscape, including: wrought iron gates and trellises, a picnic setting within a grove of olives and lemons, a stone and pencil pine maze, and mosaic artwork by Davia MacMillan that explores the links between Australian and Italian food culture, ornamental plants, and seasonal change.
Several wetland reserves fringe the Estate to collect stormwater runoff, including one within the adjacent Aitken College grounds, which will be used by the school to educate students about water sensitive urban design techniques.
Providence Estate's Napoli Park recieved the 2013 UDIA Award for the Best Landscape.