Mermaid Sanctuary

Mermaid Sanctuary is a premium residential canal community located
in the heart of Mermaid Waters, on Queensland’s iconic Gold Coast.

Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

project team


Client | SDS Projects Australia Pty Ltd

Civil Engineer | Inertia Engineering

Arborist | Independent Arb

Shire | Gold Coast City Council


The landscape aim for this project is to create a high quality landscape setting that identifies the site as a luxurious waterside residential address.

The landscape character of the development is defined through signature Canary Island palm species (Phoenix Canariensis) and high-quality finishes which contribute to creating a relaxed coastal living experience.

Additionally, the proposed water sensitive urban design solutions support healthy ecosystems to assist in reducing the impacts of human behaviour on the environment.

coastal living experience

palm lined boulevard

landscape with impact

Canary Island palms positioned to both sides of the new road to form an avenue through the community.

Feature flowering trees to mark the site entry creating a visually appealing entry statement.

Lower storey plants to the road verge including a variety of low grasses, strappy-leaf plants and groundcovers that enhance the coastal character and break up areas of turf and pavement.

distinct landscape character

Careful selection and positioning of vegetation to allow casual surveillance creating a safe environment for residents and visitors.

Hardscape finished with premium quality finishes such as Travertine stone, concrete road finishes, laser cut signage and the latest light fittings.

Stormwater filtration to the streetscape to treat stormwater prior to waterway entry.

luxury living & landscape at its best