Hillcrest Village Self-Care Units (Stage 1)
Hillcrest Village Self-Care Units (Stage 1), Wollongong
UPA of NSW Ltd. Environmental Consulting, Land Management & Rehabilitation, Waterways Rehabilitation, Commercial Landscaping, Eco Construction
Located at Stanwell Park, north of Wollongong, Stage 1 of Hillcrest Village features 24 high-quality independent living units carved into a bushland escarpment.
This project won the Master Builders Australia National Lifestyle Housing for Seniors in 2010. It also received a High Commendation from the Australian Institute of Building (NSW) Excellence in Building Awards (2010).
AJC Architects viewed the site landscaping as a significant achievement. “The Village is deftly integrated with the forest through bush regeneration and plantings, enhancing the appeal of a natural haven.”
Following a vegetation audit and preparation of a Riparian Management Plan in 2006, Southern Habitat was initially contracted to implement the recommended works. These included:
Collection and propagation of native seed
Site preparation including soil erosion control program
Protection of existing vegetation
Primary & Secondary weed control
Installation of over 10,000 unites of tube stock
2 years Maintenance of Riparian Corridor and Surrounding Areas
Client satisfaction led to the scope of works extended to include: