Mature palm trees stand proud at Newport Waterside Park
Newport Waterside is a Stockland development in Queensland’s greater south-east. Located on the foreshore of Moreton Bay, this new estate includes a 22 hectare non-tidal lake and a nautical themed family park. It offers premium bayside living, just 30 minutes north of Brisbane.
As with most sought-after estates, trees play an important role in the overall aesthetic. This is especially true of the large palms at Newport, which add shade, character and beauty. To ensure the trees would withstand the strong winds and soil conditions, Citygreen supplied Platipus tree anchors, which were installed by the team at Eureka Landscapes.
As Health Pyatt from Eureka Landscapes explained, “CUSP Landscape Architects and Stockland needed an engineered proprietary product to secure the larger trees and palms within the land estate. They wanted to take advantage of the stunning coastal views and give the area a premium look with established mature trees and palms.”
Platipus tree anchors are the leading tree anchoring system in Australia. They have been used to secure, stabilise and irrigate trees on prestigious projects around the world, including One Tower Bridge in the UK and Franklin D Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park in the USA.
By securing the rootball underground, Platipus anchors encourage quick root development, which results in very low mortality rates for newly planted trees. They also offer sustainability benefits, as the system degrades within 3-5 years once the trees have established. This was particularly important to Stockland, who are known for creating Green Star communities and building to sustainable best practices.
As well as providing a strong defence against corrosive wind and salt-laden soil, Platipus tree anchors allowed the Newport project team to build with confidence.
“The Platipus product has been used more than a hundred times within the Newport estate alone, without any failures or defects”, said Heath.
“The product has been a great advantage to our teams. It has allowed us to deliver the Newport estate safely, efficiently and to the highest standards of quality”, he added.
In terms of the finished look and feel, there’s no denying the success of the project. The large palm trees provide striking visual impact against the backdrop of Newport lake. Now, with its own shipping container café and, of course, the children’s playground, Newport is the perfect spot for families to soak up the sunshine, enjoy the shade and experience a laidback lifestyle.