Overview

New CommunitiesParks + Gardens

Client
Aveo Group Pty Ltd
FKP Lifestyle P/L

Disciplines
Landscape Architecture
Town Planning
Urban Design
Media

Location
Point Cook, VIC

Date
2012

Imagery
Tract

Awards
2012 AIA Sir Osborne McCutcheon Award – Commercial Architecture

Tract’s Saltwater Coast estate design has developed a memorable identity for the residential community.

The built form and environment combine to create a distinctive and engaging place for people to live and recreate. Through skilful layout and design, Saltwater Coast features iconic views of Melbourne city at various angles, while balancing a commitment to the natural environment.

Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast

Tract master planned and designed the development, providing a framework for the growth of the new suburban area. The ecologically sensitive landscape was taken as the starting point for the layout, with wetlands to the north and a lake system on the south.

Water management informed the design, with surface run-off needing to be contained within the development to protect the existing waterways. As such, the design revolves around a series of wetlands positioned to filter and purify stormwater before it enters the larger system.

Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast

Saltwater Coast boasts a lifestyle centre with features such as tennis courts, gym and pool, along with extensive parkland and trail network for community recreation. The main thoroughfare, Saltwater Promenade, forms the spine of the development, with a colourful playground built in and around the decking, boardwalks and lakes.

Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Known as the Crocodile Park for the giant saltwater crocodile water fountain, the stepping stones, sand and water streams make it a popular play area, with the grassy hills providing ideal picnic spots for locals and visitors.
Saltwater coast - crocodile park
Saltwater coast - crocodile park
Saltwater coast - crocodile park
Saltwater coast - crocodile park

In developing the contemporary coastal character, Tract has integrated place themes, diverse native planting and recreational infrastructure such as wetlands, parklands, shelters, boardwalks and playgrounds into the master plan, and successfully delivered them on the ground. Tract has combined site responsive design, place branding and innovative approaches in the development of Saltwater Coast.

Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast
Saltwater coast