Following the success of the Taylors Hill development, Lawport Property Group engaged Ground Control in 2014 to again partner with Breese Pitt Dixon and the design team to create Infinity, a 695 lot residential development in Melbourne’s western growth corridor.
This new community is bisected by a tributary of Stony Hill Creek, a Melbourne Water drainage corridor, which has been recreated as a 905 linear metre constructed waterway and a linear open space network, with over 160,000 plants, bioretention basins, ephemeral ponds and downstream wetland.
This waterway corridor connects to an 8,000 square metre central reserve with a dynamic shade sail, public sculpture (Agency of Sculpture), fitness stations, a playspace and an adjoining open grass area, all integrated with and overlooking the waterway.
Street tree selection has been directed from early lessons learned from Taylors Hill, with selection of trees for park spaces, arterial & collector roads and local streets limited to selected native & hardy exotic species suited to the harsh soil & climatic conditions. The majority of trees planted at Infinity were locally grown at a tree farm in Keilor to ensure each tree was acclimatised to the local conditions and given the best chance to establish with minimal ongoing assistance.