SMEC has played a key role in Warralily since its commencement, providing civil engineering, surveying, town planning and urban design services for the development of the 15,000+ resident community. The focus was on a fully collaborative and integrated design approach to achieve a series of site responsive masterplans to protect the existing native vegetation and provide for conservation areas for community enjoyment.
Sustainable and walkable neighbourhoods were prioritised in the design vision which results in an overall design which maximises legibility, safety and access to amenity. Warralily provides the perfect balance of open spaces and parklands with almost a quarter of the estate dedicated to recreation uses and the environment with easy access to modern conveniences and facilities.
SMEC’s successful coordination of the various local authorities and agencies ensured the key infrastructure assets and services were delivered on time and to great benefit of the local community. In partnership with Barwon Water substantial investment into sewer, water and recycled water assets has been made. A significant linear wetland system along the Armstrong Creek corridor has also been delivered in partnership with City of Greater Geelong using best practice integrated water management to cater for urban and overland stormwater flows in the area.
The UDIA VIC’s masterplanned development award is an acknowledgement of the many stakeholders who have contributed to make Warralily such a special place, more than just another housing development.
Warralily is a masterplanned community located on a 380 hectare site within the Armstrong Creek East Precinct Structure Plan area. Armstrong Creek is the focal point of the development with an extensive shared path network connecting homes, community, education, recreation, employment and retail precincts along the creek corridor.
Warralily won the 2018 Environmental Excellence Award and Masterplanned Development Award from the Urban Development Institute of Victoria – UDIA. Warralily is also recognised as Geelong’s first Enviro Development by the UDIA and recently won the Future Proofing Geelong Sustainability Award.
- Technical Area:
- Urban Development
- Armstrong Creek Development Corporation (Newland Developers Pty Ltd – Development Managers)