Nirimba District Sports Facility
Sunshine Coast, QLD, Australia
Twin Creeks is a 400 hectare, fully master planned, rural residential community comprising 177 acreage lots, an 18 hole Graham Marsh designed championship golf course, centralised club-house, resort and conference facilities, and a ‘Peppers’ boutique hotel.
The project is located within open rural grasslands bounded by Luddenham Road to the West, Cosgrove Creek to the west, and South Creek to the south (hence the name Twin Creeks).
A retained Cumberland Plain woodland area lies on a crest to the south east of the centre of the site, while regenerating woodland extends from the north west of the site to Cosgroves Creek, which runs midway through the western site sector. Sporadic riparian zone vegetation occurs naturally along the three main creeks while the majority of the site has been previously cleared with scattered isolated trees remaining.
The landscape design of Twin Creeks seeks to retain and preserve the characteristic landscape features of the site. Many of the existing elements of the physical landscape have been rehabilitated including a comprehensive stream restoration and riparian zone bush regeneration program for Cosgroves Creek and South Creek. The existing remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland and Shale Gravel Transition forest were retained and preserved across the site as well as small pockets of ecologically endangered plant communities, which are protected by significant landscape buffer zones.
The overall objective of the project is to reinforce the rural theme through careful planning and well considered design principals to ensure the evolution of an ecologically sustainable community which will have minimal impact on the surrounding natural environment.