Brookhaven Rise Estate
Brookhaven Rise Estate is one of the most enviable locations close to Melbourne. Elevated blocks sport stunning views across Sunbury and beyond and are serviced by a strong road and public transport network. But the site is also steep and required clever civil works to create a sub-division solution, which worked for the client.
With 3 stages of work for nearly 250 lots, the principal challenge was to provide a flat lot on the side of a hill where the average gradient was around 1 in 6 – the maximum grade allowed for roads and meant us coming up with a solution where we used 1 in 2 batters (slope) between lots.
In addition, the positioning of the water line that ran through the site was illegal and contravened both Council and Water Authority regulations. We have redirected the mains to solve the issue, while at the same time suiting the road networks.
The client has now been able to sell a majority of the lots and we are now working with them on the most difficult and steepest lots.
The success of the subdivision has led us to be engaged by the client to provide engineering solutions for their home and land packages, so they can sell directly to the public.