Stockland Green Hills, East Maitland2018-09-14T18:48:47+00:00

Project Description

Stockland Green Hills, East Maitland

We recently completed the landscaping at Brookfield Multiplex’s redevelopment of Stockland Green Hills. During four phases of work between October 2016 and April 2018, we completed extensive works inside and outside of the new centre. Our scope of work included preparing parts of the site for landscaping, laying turf, planting street trees, preparing and planting gardens and ensuring the gardens could become established and healthy over the long term.

Fully Automated Irrigation

To keep the gardens growing we designed and installed a fully automatic watering system. Newcastle Pump and Water helped us out with this and the system included drip-line watering for garden beds.

Turfing

For a large area, over 600m2, around Molly Morgan Drive and Mitchell Drive, we installed 100mm deep organic soil, spread turf fertiliser and laid Couch turf.

Trees

Throughout the council nature strip, we planted 17 advanced trees. To ensure that these trees’ root systems do not affect surrounding paving and other surfaces, we installed root director to direct the trees root deeper underground. We also installed RootRain aeration and watering pipes for each tree. These pipes allow air and water to circulate around the root system. Some of the trees we planted included:

  • Lagerstroemia indica x fauriei Natchez – white crepe myrtle
  • Eucalyptus crebra – narrow-leafed ironbark
  • Eucalyptus punctata – grey gum
  • Corymbia maculate – spotted gum

Gardens and Plants

For the 1100m2 of garden beds, we installed organic soil up to 300mm deep and spread a layer of recycled forest mulch. In some areas we added timber edges to separate garden and turf areas. We then planted out the garden beds with over 10,500 plants (yes, that is a lot of plants). Ranging in pot sizes, we planted plants of various sizes and shapes including:

  • Fraxinus angustifolia ‘Raywood’
  • Lagerstroemia indica
  • Waterhousia florbunda
  • Acmena smithii ‘Aussie Boomer’
  • Callistemon citrinus ‘Endeavour’
  • Correa alba
  • Coleonema pulchrum
  • Westringia fruticosa
  • Anigozanthos flavidus
  • Crinum pedunculatum
  • Dotyanthes excelsa
  • Strelitzia reginae
  • Trachelospermum jasminoides
  • DianeIla ‘Breeze’
  • Gazania tomentosa
  • Hibbertia scandens
  • Liriope ‘Evergreen Giant’
  • Lomandra longifolia
  • Myoporum parvifolium
  • Viola hederacea
  • Zamia furfuracea
  • Philodendron congo ‘green’
  • Raphiolepsis indica ‘oriental pearl’
  • Crassula ovata
  • Pennisetum alopecuroides ‘nafray’
  • Aspidistra elator
  • Neomaria gracilis
  • Gardenia augusta ‘florida’
  • Pittosporum ‘miss muffet’
  • Arthropodium cirratum
  • Liriope evergreen giant
  • Rhipsalis baccifera
  • Nephrolepis exaltata

We also planted a range of ground cover plants:

  • Myoporum ‘Garden Armour’
  • Dichondra silverfalls
  • Rosmarinus irene
  • Parthenosissus tricuspidata
  • Plectranthus nico
  • Viola hederacea
  • Peperomia caperata
  • Trachelospermum asiaticum

Maintenance and Establishment

To ensure the gardens thrive and become well-established, we maintain them for a year. During this maintenance period, we water, weed the beds, prune the plants and fertilise them.

The Green Hills project was carried out by our team of seven tradespeople supported by our office staff and director Tim Helman. We are really happy with the beautiful spaces we created and encourage you to visit – especially the food court! We think it looks and feels amazing.