Mirvac's Enclave residential development at Ascot Vale has unveiled a new 2.5 hectare park and wetlands sanctuary worth more than $6.8 million.
Located just seven kilometres from Melbourne’s CBD, the open space addition to Enclave includes an expansive network of open water bodies, planted wetlands and grassed lawns.
Designed by renowned MDG Landscape Architects, the park features almost a kilometre of walking trails and a circuit path winding around the lakes and wetlands, with viewing platforms over the water.
The wetlands are planted with more than 27,000 indigenous wetland plants to provide water quality treatment and a habitat for local fauna and families of ducks.
Mirvac’s Head of Residential, John Carfi, said the new park and wetlands has been highly anticipated by residents and would be a huge asset to the area.
“We’re excited to unveil the Enclave Park and Wetlands, an expansive urban green space for the entire community to enjoy,” said Mr Carfi.
"We’re delighted at how the finished design highlights the natural environment. Not only do the parks and wetlands look spectacular, they will provide endless environmental and recreational benefits.”
The park amenities include a picnic shelter overlooking the lake with barbecue facilities, communal seating and an innovative play space.
With a 20 metre long flying fox, swings, slides, climbing and balancing activities, the Enclave play equipment is integrated into a natural environment to stimulate imaginative child’s play.
Mirvac’s Enclave park designer Simon Smith of MDG said he was inspired to create a sanctuary and refuge within the urban environment.
“Sustainability was a core focus through the design process, with the wetlands set to reduce the impacts from floods while absorbing pollutants and improving water quality.”
A joint venture partnership between Mirvac and Gresham, Enclave comprises more than 220 dwellings and has had huge demand since the project launched in April 2013 and is now completely sold out.
Moonee Valley Mayor, Councillor Andrea Surace, welcomed the completion of the wetlands reserve describing it as a boom for the local environment and a wonderful new asset for the wider community.