Harvest Rise Linear Park

Harvest Rise Linear Park - QLD

 Greenbank, City of Logan, QLD

Client:  Intrapac Property Group

Collaborators:  Roberts Day (Urban Design) Eureka Landscapes (Landscape Contractors), Eco Logical Australia ( Ecological Consultants)

Created from cleared agricultural land, Harvest Rise is a residential estate of 650 allotments located on the southern outskirts of Brisbane in the City of Logan.

The linear park located at Harvest Rise was originally conceived as a wildlife corridor, to facilitate the safe movement of local fauna between the bushland reserve abutting the north of the site and another proposed regional parkland further to the south of the site, that was to eventually link into another bushland reserve.

Seeing this as an opportunity to expand the use of the wildlife corridor, Landsite designed a number of amenity features so that the local residents could also enjoy the area as a public reserve. Landsite put a proposal to the LGA Council where elements of the wildlife corridor could be retained, while introducing amenity landscape zones. By reducing planting within the linear park, this allowed areas to be scalloped out for turf, picnic and BBQ facilities, walking trails and a playground. Our design provides the only public open space area in this locality and is heavily utilised by the local community.

Part of the estate-wide storm water management plan presented an opportunity to introduce a dry creek bed to the now replanted wildlife corridor, providing an important water sensitive urban design element. This feature allowed for pedestrian crossings in the form of boardwalks and bridges and the formation of a water retarding basin and bio-basin area, with a drop of 3-4 meters. Landsite incorporated a significant rock cascade in the design which allowed for a cantilevered deck, viewing apron and seating platform.

The project was included in the 2019 Urban Development Institute of Australia’s Conference site tour and received high praise. It also won the QLD UDIA Excellence Award for Residential Estates in 2021.