The design of Williamstown Junction Estate provided a number of challenges. The solutions to these problems highlight the benefits of working as a multidisciplinary team to achieve outcomes that are environmentally sensitive and visually attractive whilst still being cost effective.
Features & Innovation
One of the major problems to be overcome was to sort out an existing drainage problem. Unfortunately the proximity of the railway line and the existing outfall drain posed a significant constraint. After much consultation and a number of conceptual ideas the Council agreed to a solution that utilised the parkland as a retarding basin during peak storms. In order to make the parks user friendly all year round a free draining base has been used. The effect of the change in level of the park is quite effective in an otherwise flat landscape and the sloping grass provides a great opportunity for kids to play.