Breese Pitt Dixon music case study

Koolamara Waters, Ferntree Gully Victoria

Located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, Koolamara Waters estate takes in 100 home sites and features 14.2 hectares of parkland and wetlands. The wetlands, set on the flood plain of Monbulk Creek, were designed and excavated in conjunction with Melbourne Water and the Australian Platypus Conservancy. Since platypus occur naturally in Monbulk Creek, the system of lakes and ponds was planned as a habitat that would encourage platypus numbers.

Breese Pitt Dixon was involved in the design, construction and operation of the wetlands and its platypus ponds. The challenge was to keep the creek as natural as possible and protect platypus habitat. To make the ponds platypus-friendly, BPD had to build in banks to accommodate platypus burrows.

music was applied in the design of the stormwater treatment facility and the wetlands. The project was developed in conjunction with Melbourne Water.