Client Name: North Shore City Council
Project Value: $8.2M
Location: Civic Crescent, Albany
Completion Date: June 2010

The 6.5 hectare park features two large stormwater lakes, a culturally inspired bridge with an ornate wrought iron balustrade, a rock weir, 400 tonnes of granite edging, floodlit pathways and 17,000 plants.


The trees edging the park are part of a clever stormwater system. Rain falling on the road gathers in rain gardens or seeps through grassed areas to the holes in which the trees are planted. These holes are filled with a special soil, which filters the rainwater before the surplus is piped to the lakes, helping to keep the lake water pure.