The project involved the planning and development of the landscape and urban design elements for a 1200+ block residential estate.


The landscape design elements included the incorporation of planted verges for the Estate and the provision of on-block landscaping that established streetscapes from building to building.


dsb worked closely with the client, planner, architect and design engineers to achieve a unique quality affordable housing setting. This estate is a significant milestone in residential estate landscape development with the Estate Developers and dsb and Parks Conservation and Lands establishing the design and safety parameters for planted verges in residential estates.


Resident pamphlets were developed and distributed informing them of the required maintenance for the planted verges and the environmental and habitat benefits. This urban design / landscape strategy was evaluated for use in residential estate developments across the ACT.

Canberra, ACT


Master Planning

Estate Development Plan

Detail Design

Construction Handover


Village Building Co.