Laurimar, Victoria


Lend Lease

A group of 12 significant Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) provide the framework for a village park. A shelter, pergolas, lawn areas and a playground have all been carefully sited amongst the existing trees. The shelter has a curved, wave-like roof and provides shade and seating areas, BBQ facilities and a drinking fountain. It is constructed from oversized timbers posts with rusted steel strapping, timber battens, powder coated metal beams and a curved corrugated roof. It overlooks a central, sunken lawn ringed by feature deciduous trees of Zelkova serrata ‘Green Vase’ (Japanese Zelkova) to provide formality, contrast and foliage colour. Curved timber pergolas highlight a concrete pedestrian walking path. Signage has been carved from the fallen branch of a River Red Gum, which has then been mounted onto a concrete pedestal. Indigenous and native plants include Anigozanthus ‘Big Red’ (Red Kangaroo Paw), Leptospermum ‘Horizontalis’ (Prostrate Tea Tree) and Myoporum parvifolium (Creeping Boobialla).