+ PROJECT BELLA RISE – GARFIELD RD, RIVERSTONE
+ BUSINESS UNIT(S) PM, DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION
+ CLIENT GOLDMATE
+ OFFICE SYDNEY
The Bella Rise project commenced in 2015 with master planning through to the delivery of a development that will yield 180 residential lots with 4 Superlots with potential yield of an additional 32 abutting dwellings as an integrated development.
The Orion team was engaged by Goldmate to provide Project Management, Design and Construction Management services for the project.
The master planning of the site, completed by an independent Senior Urban designer with the assistance of Orion and independent traffic planning advice, resulted in a yield that whilst achieving Goldmate’s feasibility targets, required an amendment to the Riverstone ILP. Whilst the amendment to the ILP along with other boundary interface issues were required to be addressed through the Land and Environment Court process, the development team were able to settle outside of a final court determination, thereby expediting the DA approval process.
Grading challenges arising from the deletion of the public road connection to the west of the site meant that only a single point of discharge from the northern extent of the site was achievable. Orion worked with the adjoining developers and consultants to prepare a consolidated drainage plan that considered the proposed catchment variation and ultimately obtained approval from Blacktown Council.
Early engagement with RMS during the planning phase ensured that the ultimate intent for Garfield Rd East was considered within the Orion concept design, resulting in RMS approval prior to lodging the Development Application. Similarly, the early assessment of risks associated with the relocation of the Endeavour HV transmission line meant that a clear strategy for its removal and relocation could be established and executed. The subsequent release of the easement did not result in any delays to the Subdivision Certificate process.
Orion also undertook the access management, design, construction and restoration of the sewer lead-in infrastructure. Works were able to commence in advance of the subdivision works, thereby reducing the risk of multiple contractors and ensuring that there was no risk to the final approval from Sydney Water.
The ability to deliver a layout that met the developer’s feasibility targets, along with the implementation of a proactive planning approval strategy was fundamental success of this project.
Early identification of risks associated with authority approvals, ILP amendments and delivery of trunk utility infrastructure ensured that delivery risk was mitigated and impacts to the ultimate approval significantly reduced.
The approach taken by Orion meant that Goldmate could be confident that such a complex project was being properly administered and that the challenges encountered were being managed in a proactive manner.
Project Manager, Design, Construction Management and Contract Superintendence
Philip Byrum, Andrew Szymik, Edmund Tsang, Chris Suarez