Congratulations to our client Moremac Property Group who won both the Environmental Excellence Award and Judges’ Award Regional Victoria for their development, The Point, at the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) Victorian awards.

Since 2013, SMEC has provided planning, survey, environment, infrastructure and urban engineering services for the project, which consists of approximately 600 homes and a 170-unit retirement village surrounded by waterways, wetlands and parklands. 

Environmental sustainability is at the core of The Point, a premier coastal community near the beautiful RAMSAR-listed wetlands of Swan Bay in Point Lonsdale, Victoria.

The Point’s centrepiece is a winding, five-kilometre, tidally flushed loop of waterway, around which the residential, commercial, open space and conservation areas are being built.  

In collaboration with our client and partners, our team developed and implemented a number of technical solutions that aimed to ensure climate resilience, sustainable management of water resources and protection of the ecosystem. 

Greg Healey, SMEC’s Team Leader of Urban Engineering in Geelong has worked on The Point for the past couple of years. “Because of the complexity of the development and the diverse challenges we faced in the delicate environment, we relied heavily on team collaboration and shared knowledge,” he said.

“We brought in specialists from across SMEC’s business, in environment, survey, geotechnical or engineering design, to create the solutions that deliver Moremac’s vision of a sustainable and genuinely environmentally-focused development.

“We’re really proud of what we’ve accomplished together.”

Congratulations to Moremac and the entire project team for the well-deserved recognition. The project is now shortlisted for UDIA’s National Awards, to be announced later this year.

Read more about the solutions we delivered on this project.