Winner – 2021 AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards – Landscape Architecture Award for Land Management
Intelligent planning facilitation to maximise development potential, combined with environmentally sensitive design expertise has delivered a unique master planned community that promotes the client’s natural environment meets urban lifestyle.
Image credit: Ellendale - Cedar Woods Properties
Ellendale is a residential development situated at Upper Kedron in Brisbane’s west, located on the foothills of the D’Aguilar Range, and is essentially the last master planned residential community on land within Brisbane City.
Place Design Group was initially engaged in 2014 by Cedar Wood Properties to facilitate the planning and design approvals, successfully obtaining approvals from Brisbane City Council for the full project, including facilitating Infrastructure Agreements across the whole site. The project was ultimately called-in by the State Government. Commissioned through to 2018 and into 2019, Place Design Group has provided planning, urban design and landscape architecture services to the development as it rolls through the detailed stage approvals and delivery.
Steep, undulating terrain posed significant challenges to the design and approval of the project, however unique planning insights and intelligent design strategies have achieved success for the client.