SMEC successfully provided a range of extensive services to Lendlease as well as tactile solutions to overcome complex engineering issues in the development of the master-planned community, Harpley. SMEC used our specialist team to develop viable solutions to manage difficult water-sensitive urban design complexities.

Working in partnership with Lendlease Communities, SMEC has addressed several engineering challenges on the project and continues to deliver viable solutions within tight timeframes. These challenges include the delivery of key infrastructure items including the augmentation of major branch sewers, major trunk water and recycled water mains, and 5 kilometres of arterial/sub-arterial roads including dual bridges.

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Three years of efforts by SMEC

To overcome the challenges faced by the client SMEC used their specialist team to develop viable and practical solutions to manage difficult water-sensitive urban design complexities. Solutions presented to Lendlease represented three years of detailed design, planning, survey, and construction efforts by SMEC. Solutions included the completion of the arterial road/bridges over the future Lollypop Creek and wetlands, with this being one of the most significant infrastructure assets delivered on this project.

Water-sensitive urban design measurements are practiced throughout the estate. Therefore, SMEC has implemented a comprehensive stormwater management strategy to deliver a complex system of waterways, wetland treatment areas, and open water, whilst also catering for the 1 in 100 years break-out flood from the nearby Werribee River.


Beneficial community-wide outcomes

SMEC has made significant impacts during the development of the master-planned community. SMEC provided civil engineering, survey, PM2 electrical, and urban design services for the development of Harpley, which has led to beneficial community-wide outcomes on the project. SMEC’s Urban Design team provided annual yield assessment services, as well as management of building envelope plans and signage plans.


Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Harpley Project.