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Balwyn Landscaping – Commercial Project

Balwyn is an inner eastern suburb of Melbourne and lies in the northern part of the city of Boroondara. It was in this area that grazier John Gardiner settled near the point where Gardiners creek meets the Yarra River. The commercial editor of the Argus, Andrew Murray built house named Balwyn which gives the area its name.

 

How far is Balwyn from the Melbourne CBD?

Balwyn is only 10 kilometres from the Melbourne CBD and in an easterly direction. It was once serviced by the outer loop railway station at Deepdene.

 

Balwyn Community Centre

The Balwyn Community Centre at 412 Whitehorse Road Surrey Hills was upgraded to ensure it would continue to support the needs of the local Balwyn Community. As well as the upgrades to the buildings, there were landscaping works for the parkland, natural wetlands,  exposed aggregate concrete pathways and tennis courts. For this project we were able to showcase all of our commercial landscaping services.

 

Landscaping Balwyn Community Centre. The Scope of works.

 

The hard landscaping for the Community Centre

The scope of work for this project included the following hard landscaping construction;

  • Plain, coloured and exposed aggregate concrete,
  • In-situ or poured in place concrete garden retaining walls,
  • Exposed aggregate concrete driveway crossovers,
  • Concrete upstands, edges, ramps stairs and landings.

 

The soft landscaping for Balwyn Community Centre

The scope of work for this project included the following soft landscaping installation;

 

  • The planting of advanced indigenous trees
  • The application of appropriate fertilizers
  • Lawn areas
  • The planting of native grasses and ornamental plants
  • Aggregate and Gravel
  • Imported top soil to Australian Standards
  • A sophisticated Irrigation System
  • Areas of mass planting
  • Mulched garden beds
  • Planting of Australian Native Shrubs
  • Garden edging.

Existing trees at the Balwyn Community Centre

The existing tress on the site included the following;

  • Pin Oak (Quercus palustris),
  • River Red Gum (Eucalyptus camaldulensis) ,
  • Narrow leaved black Peppermint (Eucalyptus nicholii),
  • Lemon scented gum (Corymbia citriodora),
  • Prickly leaved Paperbark ( Melaleuca styphelioides)
  • Forest Oak (Allocasuarina torulosa),
  • Drooping She-oak (Allocasuarina verticilata)
  • Smooth Barked Apple ( Angophora Costata)

Nearly all of these existing trees were kept in the new landscape design.

 

Native Urban Wetlands

Later in the project rehabilitation of native wetlands was added including a child proof fence.

 

Tennis Court Repairs and reconstruction

Part of the landscaping included repairs to a tennis court and the construction of another tennis court. A good sport surface must be stable, therefore the new tennis court was constructed with asphalt over 300 mm of roadbase.

Synthetic clay Tennis Court surface

 

A low maintenance synthetic clay tennis court surface was required to laid over the asphalt. Therefore, the surface chosen was Grassports Policlay. In addition to being low maintenance, Grassports Policlay is a fast draining low maintenance water free tennis surface resulting in the ideal surface for public tennis courts.

A high quality sporting surface was required, therefore the asphalt layers were flattened rigorously in preparation. The very thick roadbase foundation will also help to maintain the stability of the playing surface. Root barriers we also installed to prevent invasive tree roots causing any unevenness to the playing surface.

 

Soft play surfaces

The soft play coloured surfaces in the landscape was required, so an EPDM wetpour rubber was chosen. In addition to its great colour range, EPDM is a synthetic rubber widely used in the automotive industry. Similarly, its mechanical properties make it ideal for this application. For instance, it has great UV stability, abrasion resistance, ozone resistance and it is water proof. So, the material used was Playkote which was installed as a rubber wet pour over SBR underlay. In addition to the added height, the SBR underlay makes the play surface a little softer. The colourful kids scooter track in Teal, Lime Green and Light Blue Laykold was constructed by Grand Slam Surfaces.

 

 

Balwyn Outdoor Gym Equipment

 

Balwyn Landscaping. Outdoor Gym Equipment ant Balwyn Community Centre

Balwyn Landscaping. Outdoor Gym Equipment ant Balwyn Community Centre

 

Environmentally Friendly Garden Furniture

Garden furniture including picnic tables, benches and seats were installed to add to the public amenity. In addition to the the amenity and aesthetic provided, recycled materials were also used. To this end, the material used was Enviroslat.  Enviroslat is an environmentally friendly low maintenance material produced from HDPE waste mixed with recycled cellulose. The recycled cellulose hardwood waste and rice husks.

 

Outdoor Furniture on Exposed aggregate concrete. Commercial Landscaping at Balwyn Community Centre

Outdoor Furniture on Exposed aggregate concrete. ACLA Consultants landscape architects.

 

 

Table Tennis Table

Outdoor Table Tennis Table with bespoke surface treatment. Commercial Landscaping Balwyn Community Centre.

Outdoor Table Tennis Table with bespoke surface treatment.

 

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The finished Balwyn Commercial landscaping Project

 

About the Balwyn Community Centre  Commercial Landscaping Project

 

Landscape Architects: ACLA Consultants landscape architects.

 

Building Construction: CICG

 

Customer: City of Boroondara

 

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Commercial Landscaping Melbourne

Commercial Landscaper Melbourne

Commercial landscaping requires people who are experienced allrounders. For landscaping public spaces the commercial landscaper needs skills and experience.

Commercial landscaping involves much more than planting trees and grasses. In the commercial world, keeping to the required timing plan is essential. This is especially the case when working with large commercial construction companies with strict deadlines and millions of dollars of materials on the commercial sites.

What is commercial landscaping?

Commercial landscaping is landscape construction primarily for commercial properties and public spaces. In some cases it may also involve landscape design or it may require working  with a landscape architect instead. Commercial Landscaping also requires many of the skills of commercial concreting.

Hard Landscaper at work. Commercial and Architectural concrete construction. Concrete being poured for an in-situ wall.

Reds Landscaping using a boom pump to pour architectural concrete walls

What skills does a commercial landscaper need in this field?

These landscapers needs to be skilled at reading and interpreting building plans, project management, people management and material estimation. In addition to this the  landscaper needs to have a thorough understanding of horticulture, concrete construction and the principles of landscape design. It is also important to have spatial skills and artistic flair in order to convert what is seen on a 2D drawing into a real commercial landscape.

Landscaper bringing materials to the worksite to build the formwork for the insitu concrete .

Landscaper bringing materials to the worksite to build the formwork for the insitu concrete .

 

To achieve the required aims in this landscaping field detailed planning is essential. This involves working with landscaping contractors such as concrete form workers, commercial concreters and horticulturist to the ensure everyone knows and meets the work schedule. Working in commercial landscaping also requires an eye for detail. When working with the local councils or other local authorities, the drawings are provided by the landscape architect. There is a great deal of skill for the landscaper to interpret the drawings and ensure an accurate high-quality interpretation of the landscape architect is brought into fruition.

Negotiating with clients is part of the landscaper's role.

Negotiating with clients is an essential part of commercial landscaping.

What are the properties commercial landscapers develop?

These landscapers work on landscaping projects as diverse as office buildings, hotels, apartment buildings, factories, and public spaces around community infrastructure. Professional landscaping is also used around freeways and railway lines.

 

Landscaper unloading plants. Plants arriving for a big landscaping Project.

Landscaper unloading plants. Plants arriving for a commercial landscaping Project.

 

 

What else is important in this type of landscaping?

Landscapers need to be aware of their responsibilities to protect the environment and maintain a safe workplace as well as a safe facility for clients and members of the public. The quality of materials brought onto the work site as well as disposal of material from the site is important. These landscapers need to be true allrounders. As well as the horticulture, project management and business skills, the landscaper will need to have excellent knowledge of drainage and heavy duty irrigation systems.

What is a public space?

Public spaces are often parks, and also includes streetscapes, public squares and shopping centres regardless of who owns the property. An urban or rural outdoor place designed to produce benefit for the public. Even though the space might not be owned by the public, well designed and constructed landscaping will greatly add to the public amenity of the area. This could be through the installation of well designed at attractive exposed aggregate concrete pathways, the aesthetic of the landscaped garden.

What Landscaping Materials are used?

In this field the materials used can be quite different to residential landscaping. Public space landscaping often uses soft rubber surfacing, in-situ concreting and alternating coloured exposed aggregate concrete.

 

 

Where can I study to become a landscaper?

In Melbourne landscaping can be studied at Holmesglen. A Melbourne suburb near Glen Waverley.

The Certificate 3 course in Landscape Construction provides skills in areas including building with concrete, with brick, and with block or stone. Important landscaping skills include constructing paving, installing drainage systems, and building different types of retaining walls. Students also learn about plant health and topsoil structure.

 

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