■■■ OLIVE STREET RESIDENTIAL PROJECT
Client: City of Greater Geraldton
Size of Development: 61 residential lots and over 3.5 hectares of parklands
Cost of Development: $6 million
Location: 3kms from Geraldton CBD
The Olive Street residential subdivision is an exciting development in Geraldton, with a number of environmental components. This project is currently in design phase, with construction due to begin in 2013.
The Olive Street development will transform an area that has previously been the subject of illegal dumping of rubbish to provide infill housing in a desirable locality within the City of Greater Geraldton. During the inception phase of the project, we carried out a detailed assessment to achieve a thorough understanding of our client’s needs and to appreciate how the Olive Street project fits within the scope of the City’s other projects. As part of this process, we performed a risk assessment, highlighting a number of key project risks and recommending and implementing strategies in response. One of the key design responses for the project is the alternate stormwater management system. This has presented a challenging aspect given the need to coordinate the stormwater management outcomes for the site with a federally funded stormwater harvesting campaign that is being designed concurrently for wider locality by the City. Given the potential contamination of the site through previous illegal dumping, we also coordinated an environmental audit process with site investigations and rehabilitation initiatives. Proceeds from lot sales will be used to fund the construction of the Southern Districts Sporting facility in Rudds Gully, which will provide enhanced recreational opportunities for Geraldton’s southern suburbs.