Our client wanted to develop a sustainable eco-lodge and approached us to help with master planning and planting. The site is in the upper Blue Mountains, bordering a world heritage-listed national park.

This project began after the property had been burnt to the ground in the devastating December 2019 bushfires that ravaged the neighbouring blue gum forest. We saw our job primarily as assisting the natural bush return in all its glory after being ravaged by the fires, while protecting the existing planting during the construction.

Our scope included consultation on the sensitive landscape design surrounding the chalets and regeneration of the bush, as well as assistance with circulation around the property, lighting design and surface finishes

Along with local environmentalists and bush regenerators, the rehabilitation of hundreds of these indigenous plants was successfully coordinated. Over time, the rich and diverse landscape emerged from the charred grounds.
Project team

Anson Smart


Mina Staples

Landscape construction

Shape and Scape

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