14 June 2020   

5min read
Construction commences on the adventure playground at Stockland's $125 million Waterlea community.

Stockland's Waterlea will mark another milestone for the community this week with works commencing on the new adventure playground, part of Knox City Council's $13 million Stamford Park redevelopment. 

The Stamford Park redevelopment, which Knox City Council is currently developing, will eventually feature landscaped wetlands with boardwalks, pathways and extensive planting. 

Key features of the new playground will include adventure play equipment with natural obstacle courses and a flying fox, fitness equipment, picnic spaces, and pathways for running and walking. Construction of the adventure park is expected to be completed by the end of 2020. 

Ben Cantwell, Stockland General Manger for Development – Medium Density, Apartments and Retirement Living (above left), said the start of the works on the adventure playground was an important milestone for the community. 

“Waterlea continues to come to life with more than 200 residents now living in the community. We are excited to see Council commence works on the second stage of this exciting redevelopment which will transform Stamford Park for the Rowville area. 

“We are committed to making sure all of our residents have access to communal, open spaces that allow them to get out and explore nature and promote their well-being."

To celebrate the construction milestone, the Stockland team was joined on site today by Mayor of Knox City Council, Nicole Seymour, Knox Council CEO, Tony Doyle, and key Council staff (pictured below). 

Knox City Council also anticipates for the final stage of Stamford Park redevelopment, a planned wetland reserve to commence later in 2020. The works will include; a shared walking and cycling path, a playground, boardwalks, landscaping and revegetation works, a look-out tower and village green for community events, as well as specially designed habitat for the local platypus colony. 

Upon completion in 2021, the 6.3-hectare Waterlea project will comprise of a mix of over 160 architecturally designed townhomes and semi-detached homes. The highly liveable community will also feature a range of shared community facilities including a Central Green with BBQ facilities, Discovery Garden, pocket parks and walking trails. The community is also close to a range of existing transport options, schools, universities and Rowville’s Stud Park Shopping Centre.

Waterlea has already been recognised with a 6 Star Green Star communities rating by Green Building Council of Australia and each home will be designed to achieve a minimum 6 star NatHERS ratings, with most homes achieving over 7 stars.