Laurimar, Victoria


Lend Lease

The Yangoora Wells Wetland has been created around twelve significant existing Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum). Heavily planted filtration ponds and open water areas, connected by a rock lined channel are carefully located between the existing trees. A bluestone retaining wall, constructed of stone salvaged from the site, adds a sense of history to the design and provides a formal edge to the open water body. Lawn areas, rockwork and large scale areas of massed planted garden beds surround the wetland. A shared pedestrian/bicycle path forms a trail through the reserve, which also includes pergola structures and areas of seating. More than 45,000 indigenous plants were used, including Eucalyptus polyanthemos (Red Box), Poa sieberiana (Grey Tussock Grass), Austrodanthonia caespitose (Wallaby Grass), Carex sp. (Sedge) and Juncus sp. (Rush).