Principal: Department of Public Works
Location: Wacol, Qld
Contract Value: $8,225,000
Completion Date: October 2010
The Site forms part of a police academy and training facility at Wacol, adjacent to a prison and Brisbane River. The existing Site area consists of remnant urban bushland.
The landscape intent is to provide a landscape scheme that is environmentally responsive and enhances the appearance of the proposed development. Locally native plant species are selected to provide long term visual interest through a planting scheme displaying a variety of colours, texture, form and seasonal interest.
Disturbance to existing and local fauna and flora is to be minimised and amelioration strategies put in place so as to ensure the ecological values of the Site and adjoining land are enhanced. This is achieved through minimal removal of existing vegetation and replacement planting of similar species to form cohesive habitats.
An ecological sustainable solution has been achieved which integrates the various engineering and safety constraints, to include:
Main Track – a high speed circuit and Four Wheel Drive Track;
The scope of work included:
Project was completed ahead of time and under budget.