resident community development
A collaborative and integrated design approach
SMEC 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 conservation areas for community enjoyment.
SMEC’s successful coordination of the various local authorities and agencies ensured the key infrastructure assets and services were delivered on time and provided great benefit to the local community. In partnership with Barwon Water substantial investments into the sewer, water, and recycled water assets have 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 to urban and overland stormwater flows in the area. SMEC ensured that the focus of the Warralily residential community was to be a sustainable and walkable neighbourhood. These two critical features were prioritised in the design vision which results in an overall design, maximising the legibility, safety, and access to amenities. 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.
Talk to one of our specialists about our role on the Warralily Project.