Albany Lakes

Nick was a member of the design team for this project, providing design ideas and detailing for the various edges to the three lakes and the planting design throughout the park. The design was based on the history of the Albany area, particularly the use of trees for food by all the cultures that have inhabited the area. Traditional Maori food trees such as karaka and kahikatea were included as well as the orchard species that typify early European Albany. The lake edges were carefully designed to allow a large freeboard for the detention lake at the same time as varied and close access to the water by people. The primary intention was to make this not so much a stormwater pond but a lake accessible and enjoyable for people and wildlife.

Left: The terraced edge seen across the water

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