Nunyara Gardens, Naracoorte

  • Naracoorte, South Australia
  • G. J. Gardner Homes
  • 2014-2015
  • Approx. $14m

In 2014 Narkindie Park in Naracoorte, 300 kilometres south-east of Adelaide, lay vacant, 45 public housing units which had been on the site having been demolished.

We worked closely with our client through the masterplanning and development application processes to transform the site into Nunyara Gardens, setting a new benchmark for residential development in Naracoorte.

The innovative masterplan delivered 55 residential allotments, with a mix of lot sizes and housing types not previously seen in Naracoorte. Existing elements of the site, including its slope and established tree clusters, were retained and made a feature of the new community. Some 5,000m2 of open space reserves are included in the design.

A key part of our work was translating these design features into Design Guidelines, exceeding the minimum standards for residential development and providing future  residents with a high degree of certainty about expected outcomes.