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Client: Sandpiper Asset Pty Ltd

Size of Development: 252 residential lots

Cost of Development: Approximately $20 million

Location: Geraldton


Rowe Group was appointed to create the first Marina and Canal estate within Geraldton which also comprised an adjoining subdivision of some 2,500 lots, being the largest estate of its kind in the area with a value in excess of $250 million.

There were a number of environmental considerations for the site including the need to preserve an area known as the ‘Rum Jungle’ and a flood plain and conservation area. In addition Rowe Group was required to take into consideration surf breaks, coastal setbacks and engineering requirements in designing the canals.

Rowe Group was able to secure approval for over 500 residential lots prior to structure plan approval, which reduced time delays by approximately two years.

We also achieved Council initiation of a new Marina and Canal zoning for the land supported by detailed Structure Planning, which focused on providing a natural flushing waterway environment.
Within an 8 month period, Rowe Group oversaw the earth working of 1.8 million cubic metres of coastal dune, the construction of over 200 residential lots with significant retaining walls, a major water main and significant soil stabilisation.

Rowe Group has managed a significant road and round-a-bout construction, estate landscaping and the creation of approximately 40 premium residential lots.

In addition the project introduced a new technique for stabilising the sand dunes in Geraldton so that preliminary works could be undertaken outside of the summer moratorium on subdivision construction.