Natural living in Deebing Heights
Since construction commenced on the Torhaven site in early 2018, the estate has been envisioned as a green and sustainable neighbourhood with a strong sense of community and wellbeing for all residents.
Works on Stage 1 are nearly complete, with the Torhaven Parklands planned to be officially open in early 2019. Designed by RPS Landscape Architects with E2 Design Labs, and constructed by BMD Urban, the parklands will be an expansive natural beauty including sculpted gardens, lush rehabilitated green space, intricately designed wetlands, and a 2,570 square metre play park that promises to keep families entertained for hours.
The $2 million Torhaven parklands’ crown jewel is the 1.5 hectares of sensitively landscaped natural environment. The area has been designed to mimic natural waterways, including shaded creek beds, biodiverse wetlands and riverbanks constructed out of boulders harvested from the site. The parklands include a footpath network that meanders beneath large shady gum trees over an elevated wooden footbridge that connects the community to the rest of Deebing Heights.
The green corridor retains high ecological values, combing a natural and constructed wetland environment within an existing riparian corridor. A first of its kind in Queensland, the ephemeral wetlands treat urban storm water runoff and are fully integrated with storm water treatment best practices. Extensive fauna and vegetation management plans were developed to enable civil works to occur without disturbing the root systems or wildlife habitats within the existing gum trees.
It means that the beauty found within Torhaven parklands is sustainable and environmentally conscious, so that residents can feel good about taking in the scenery. The park features native, drought tolerant species like Melaleuca forestry and rehabilitated Eucalypt floodplains as well as an ecosystem of birdlife, all of which are supported by the wetlands.
Overlooking this natural ecosystem is Torhaven Park, and Adventure Play playground, featuring an exciting treehouse network with rope bridges, climbing frames and rock climbing walls. It also includes a seesaw, spinami, hoop carousel, multi-swing and mounded slippery slide, all supplied by PlayRope. Built for the family, Torhaven Park provides shaded areas to protect adventuring children from the sun, as well as sheltered picnic tables, water bubblers and natural seating areas formed amongst sandstone boulders.
Torhaven’s community continues to grow, with the latest land release offering lots from $158,700, house and land from $342,470, and home sites up to 650 square metres. While opportunities are quickly disappearing, there are still lots available with park frontage, giving buyers a unique chance to live next to a unique parkland that promises to be one of the most beautiful natural spaces in Deebing Heights.