Riverpoint Southern Cross Care
Construction – LCS Landscapes
Design – LCS Landscapes
South Australia’s first 6-star energy-rated retirement village, Riverpoint is Southern Cross Cares new retirement estate in Noarlunga Downs just across River Road from the Onkaparinga River Recreation Park.
Working with Southern Cross Care and Cube Architects we designed safe, colourful, low maintenance and minimal water-use landscapes to residential frontages, roadways, waterway reserves, and the Community Centre. Following our final design documentation we continued with the construction along with the establishment and ongoing maintenance of the estate.
The success and popularity of Riverpoint has so far seen the completion of over 50 independent living residences, 200m of waterway reserve, connecting roadway and entry streetscaping, and the award winning Community Centre.
The Community Centre was a clear cut landscape construction project; however careful consideration was needed to establish gradients and slopes of paths for connections through the landscape and linking it to the community. The landscape sits comfortably with the refined architecture of the building and compliments it.
Careful amelioration of the existing site topsoil has really boosted the growth and establishment of the landscape very quickly.
The Community Centre project was successful at the Landscape Association of South Australia Awards of Excellence 2013 for ‘Commercial Landscape construction $100-200K’.