Citicene were engaged by Scape Shapes Landscaping to provide landscape architectural services for this large accommodation village.
Typically, the outback is a harsh environment and the location of this camp is no different. Careful consideration of species was required to ensure survivability and availability for such a remote location.
Consideration of the layout of the camp was specifically required to deliver a landscape that met a strict budget while sufficient enough for such a large expanse of area. Recreation and pedestrian areas were prioritized for landscape treatment.
Other cost effective and low maintenance initiatives included using a locally selected inorganic mulch for the majority of the planted areas and these worked in combination with larger aggregate to drainage swales to direct overland flow.
Specifically, landscape elements included:
• inorganic mulch to the majority of garden beds to reduce maintenance
• strategic placement of species to enhance and prioritize pedestrian and user amenity
• consideration of overland flow across the site
• strategic placement of trees to maximize shade opportunities
• selection of durable, low maintenance and hardy plant species to suit the local micro-climate conditions
Meeting a landscape strict budget, Citicene in conjunction with Scape Shapes delivered a landscape that met the builders budget and time frame requirements.
Mining camps can be temporary or permanent. Typically they house a lot of personnel that are away from home so it makes perfect sense to create environments that contribute to the well-being of residents but also meet cost effective construction budgets.
Walton Construction Queensland