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The Queensland landscaping industry celebrated the best of the best on November 10th 2018 at a gala dinner held at the Hilton Brisbane. The event, which was hosted by Terry Hansen and featured well-known impersonator Ben Price, was attended by Minister for Housing and Public Works and Minister for Sport the Honourable Mick de Brenni, as well as more than 500 guests from throughout the landscape design and construction industry.

The prestigious Queensland Landscape Construction of the Year award was presented to deserving projects in both the residential and commercial sectors. Competing against entries from throughout the state, Outdoor Secrets won Residential Landscape Construction of the Year for its Paddington project, while the Gold Coast-based Naturelink Landscapes & Design received the award for Commercial Landscape Construction of the Year for Burleigh Boardwalk at Burleigh Heads. Landscape Queensland CEO Mark Sorby said the 2018 awards again showcased the high level of skill and professionalism within the local landscaping industry. He also said that industry trends were changing to meet consumer demands, and that as a result landscapers are undertaking an exciting and diverse range of projects, which were reflected in the latest entries submitted from throughout the state.

Here, Queensland Pool + Outdoor Design showcases a selection of the outstanding winning entries to provide you with inspiration for your next outdoor project.

Landscape Queensland
Landscape Queensland
Landscape Queensland
Landscape Queensland

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE YEAR

Outdoor Secrets for Paddington Project

Precision in this project was intended and delivered. It was a hugely challenging site with five metres of level difference, which has been landscaped to achieve balance between the intimacy of the softscapes and the strong lines of the contemporary elements. A range of technical ability was required to execute the hardscaping, which includes polished concrete, natural-stone tiling, and decking. The lighting pulls the dramatic rectilinear lines into the next level. In striking contrast to this, the lush and full softscapes make this into a personal space that invites you to enjoy the soothing ambiance.

Additional accolades

Residential 4 $150,001–$250,000 (Winner)
Residential Design & Construct 2 $100,001–$250,000 (Winner)
Residential Design & Construct 3 over $250,000 (Winner)
Residential $250,000+ (Highly Commended)

Outdoor Secrets
Outdoor Secrets
Outdoor Secrets
Outdoor Secrets
Outdoor Secrets

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE YEAR

Naturelink Landscapes & Design for Boardwalk Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

The Boardwalk Burleigh is simply exemplary in its execution. The contractor has demonstrated outstanding skills and flexibility in constructing such a complex design in a challenging physical environment for external areas. The attention to detail and the diversity of materials and landscape elements delivered by the contractor makes this project a pleasure to explore and observe. The contractor can be very satisfied with this outcome as they have produced a valued asset for their client which will no doubt be highly utilised in the years to come.

Additional accolades

Commercial 5 $750,001–$1 million (Winner)
Commercial 3 $250,001–$500,000 (Highly Commended)

Naturelink Landscapes & Design
Naturelink Landscapes & Design
Naturelink Landscapes & Design
Naturelink Landscapes & Design
Naturelink Landscapes & Design

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE
– RESIDENTIAL 1 UP TO $40,000

Penfold Projects for Fire Pit Area, Brookfield

This fireplace was superbly built with high-quality products. The stone pavement is expertly installed, with flush mortar that is pleasingly colour matched. The feature seating wall and fire pit wall are well-constructed, being level, evenly spaced and smoothly finished. The fire pit wall perfectly fits the steel insert within, giving the whole feature a high-end appearance, and demonstrating outstanding construction work.

Penfold Projects
Additional accolades

Residential Landscape & Pool Construction (Highly Commended)
Commercial 6 projects $1 million–$2 million (Highly Commended)

Penfold Projects
Ace Landscapes QLD
Additional accolades

Best Landscape Feature for Commercial 2 over $200,000 (Highly Commended)

Ace Landscapes QLD

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE
– RESIDENTIAL 2 OVER $40,000

Ace Landscapes QLD for Water Feature, Paddington

This project showed a level of sophistication and construction excellence not often encountered in residential design projects. The attention to detail for all finishes and integration of elements was exceptionally well-executed. Outstanding engineering and construction in the water feature is evident from the steel pool shell, to the execution of finishes, and the LED lighting with infinite setting options, all remotely controlled via smartphone. The exceptional background of the city skyline complements this bold and highly sophisticated residential landscape feature.

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Brizscapes Gardening & Landscaping
Brizscapes Gardening & Landscaping

RESIDENTIAL 1 UP TO $50,000

Brizscapes Gardening & Landscaping for Gordon Park Project

Simple yet elegant, the design of this low-maintenance landscape provides space for both family fun and entertaining. The considered plant selection integrates the house and deck with the various zones within the landscape. The raised planting bed not only provides hidden storage but also creates a focal point in the play space.

RESIDENTIAL 2 $50,000–$100,000

Definition Landscape & Design for Bardon Project

Great proportions and simple details help hold together all the cleverly designed elements here to provide a fresh entry into this home. A high level of attention to detail is evident in this project, where a range of materials integrate well with the existing house. Great design intent is shown with the pool, which doubles as a resort-style water feature and a backdrop to everyday living, completely transforming this previously hard-landscaped courtyard space.

Definition Landscape & Design
Additional accolades

Residential Design & Construct 1 up to $100,000 (Winner)

Definition Landscape & Design
Yards
Yards

RESIDENTIAL 3
$100,001–$150,000

Yards for for Manly Project

Sophisticated and elegant, this project achieves the clients’ brief for a private retreat. All of the landscape elements work together seamlessly and have been constructed beautifully. The richness of the deep-green planting palette is the most important and successful part of the design and promises to be even more spectacular as it matures.

Additional accolades

Best Landscape Feature for Commercial 2 over $200,000 (Highly Commended)

RESIDENTIAL $250,000+

Leaf Wood Rock Landscapes for Pasha (Mackay) Project

Accented with sandstone walls and features, Cantaur Park is an oasis of green sitting proudly and softly around the homestead. There are many construction difficulties that have been surmounted here. The logistics, the conditions, the water management, the need for best practice soils and sub-soils, and the consideration of these elements for a perfect end result is why this project stands out. The size and scale of this site could easily be diminished by the vastness of its surrounds, but despite that, the landscaper managed to create a lifestyle for the residents. The landscape is a welcome retreat after a long hot day.

Leaf Wood Rock Landscapes
Leaf Wood Rock Landscapes

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE & POOL
CONSTRUCTION (OPEN VALUE)

Cityscapes Pools & Landscapes for Balmoral Project

This project triumphed over an extremely steep and challenging site to achieve three usable spaces. Walls and stairs were constructed to a very high standard and the selection of materials is simple and elegant. The pool itself is a great size and features a cascading waterfall and wet edge. The landscape integrates beautifully with the character of the house and the suburb more broadly.

Cityscapes Pools & Landscapes
Cityscapes Pools & Landscapes
Living Style Landscapes
Living Style Landscapes

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT DESIGNED

Living Style Landscapes for Coolum Project

This project showed creative design and construction solutions for what is a very restricted, complex and challenging site. Although the architecture is clearly dominant, the landscape spaces reflect and complement the building with clean, precise construction execution. A well-considered variety of landscape textures, forms and plant varieties of the highest quality finish this project perfectly.

Additional accolades

Commercial 2 $100,000–$250,000 (Winner)

Landscape Queensland
RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE YEAR

Outdoor Secrets for Paddington Project

COMMERCIAL LANDSCAPE
CONSTRUCTION OF THE YEAR

Naturelink Landscapes & Design for
Boardwalk Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE –
RESIDENTIAL 1 UP TO $40,000

Penfold Projects for Fire Pit Area, Brookfield

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE –
RESIDENTIAL 2 OVER $40,000

Ace Landscapes QLD for Water Feature,
Paddington

RESIDENTIAL 1 UP TO $50,000

Brizscapes Gardening & Landscaping
for Gordon Park Project

RESIDENTIAL 2 $50,001–$100,000

Definition Landscape & Design for
Bardon Project

RESIDENTIAL 3 $100,001–$150,000

Yards for Manly Project

RESIDENTIAL 4 $150,001–$250,000

Outdoor Secrets for Paddington Project

RESIDENTIAL $250,000+

Leaf Wood Rock Landscapes for
Pasha (Mackay) Project

RESIDENTIAL LANDSCAPE & POOL
CONSTRUCTION (OPEN VALUE)

Cityscapes Pools & Landscapes for
Balmoral Project

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCT 1
UP TO $100,000

Definition Landscape & Design for
Bardon Project

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCT 2
$100,001–$250,000

Outdoor Secrets for Paddington Project

RESIDENTIAL DESIGN & CONSTRUCT 3
OVER $250,000

Outdoor Secrets for Graceville Project

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT DESIGNED

Living Style Landscapes for Coolum Project

ECOLOGICAL REHABILITATION AWARD

Interface Landscapes for Redland Bay Project

ENVIRONMENT & SUSTAINABILITY

Evolve Environmental Solutions for Horizon
Dr Bioretention Basin Rectification Works,
Springfield Lakes

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE
COMMERCIAL 1 UP TO $200,000

Interface Landscapes for Coomera Project

BEST LANDSCAPE FEATURE
COMMERCIAL 2 OVER $200,000

Eureka Landscapes for Buxton Park
Caterpillar, Yarrabilba

COMMERCIAL 1 UP TO $100,000

Green Options for Brisbane Girls Grammar
School, Spring Hill

COMMERCIAL 2 $100,001–$250,000

Living Style Landscapes for Nature’s Edge
Leisure Centre, Forest Glen

COMMERCIAL 3 $250,001–$500,000

Bioscapes Gold Coast for 33 Elkhorn Avenue,
Surfers Paradise

COMMERCIAL 4 $500,001–$750,000

Naturform for Zelman Cowan Building,
University of Queensland, St Lucia

COMMERCIAL 5 $750,001–$1 MILLION

Naturelink Landscapes & Design for
Boardwalk Burleigh, Burleigh Heads

COMMERCIAL 6 $1 MILLION–$2 MILLION

Naturform for Flagstone Recreational Park,
Flagstone

COMMERCIAL $2 MILLION+

Eureka Landscapes for Buxton Park, Yarrabilba

MAINTENANCE – RESIDENTIAL

Bioscapes Gold Coast for Isle of Capri Residence

MAINTENANCE – COMMERCIAL
UNDER $100,000

Yards for Spaceframe Office, Murarrie

MAINTENANCE – COMMERCIAL
$100,001–$250,000
Interface Landscapes

Interface Landscapes for Foreshore Estate
Stage 1A, Coomera

MAINTENANCE – COMMERCIAL
OVER $250,000

Green Options for Moreton Bay Colleges,
Manly West

APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR

Cody Arrowsmith of Eureka Landscapes

LANDSCAPE INDUSTRY SUPPLIER
OF THE YEAR
Gold:
Centenary Landscaping Supplies
Silver:
Reece Irrigation & Pools
Bronze:
Brisbane Turf Traders