A new coastal estate elevates village living with an active public space that won’t leave residents cast ashore.

Located between Caloundra and Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, the recently completed Stockland community, Bokarina Beach, encompasses approximately 30 hectares of prime coastal landscape. Part of a masterplanned community, the area was designed to provide residents of the beachfront parcels of land with the dream coastal lifestyle — an urban heart with a coastal soul.

In order to best serve the project, an expansive park, domain space and playground with custom play structures was constructed by the principal contractor, Eureka Landscapes.

Designed by architectural firm AECOM, the whole estate has a coastal theme reflected in lush pandanus palms and large Norfolk Pines. As a local nesting ground for turtles, these intriguing sea creatures were also used to highlight the coastal theme throughout the park.

Providing usable public space spanning north to south along the coast, Eureka was responsible for installing generous barbecue and seating areas incorporating the coastal path that links the beach to the dune wetland boardwalk. This extensive path network facilitates travel by bike or pedestrian traffic, with much less room for cars. Lighting in trees and highlighting hardscaped structures also provide security for users and invite evening leisure activities.

Sitting between the beach and Lake Kawana, a planned lake at the centre of the neighbourhood, this network of pathways enhances the wellbeing lifestyle the community promotes. Offering plenty of biking and walking opportunities, along with kayaking and swimming in the lake, the Bokarina village demonstrates an abundance of beautifully landscaped greenspaces and plenty of active and passive amenity.

Keeping the youngest members of the community happy is a custom playscape designed and constructed by Eureka. An expansive area flooded with timber elements, to keep the ‘natural’ vibe going, the playground doesn’t lack for structures from which kids can swing, climb, slide, scramble and explore to their heart’s content. Giant square planters with mature trees double as shaded seating areas for patient parents and carers, while expansive shade sails soaring over play equipment ensure adventuring tykes are well covered in the Sunshine State.

Additional custom seating incorporated into walls throughout the public space gives visitors plenty of places to gather, and a large decked barbecue area becomes the heart of celebrations with family and friends — all interlinking with other coastal walkways. Contributing to the overall scheme, the domain space between the barbecue shelter and Bokarina Boulevard was also incorporated into the project to house future market events.

Offering something for everyone, this contemporary coastal development will afford residents a pedestrian-friendly environment that makes the most of the location through a well-planned landscape.

Stockland Developments
Location Bokarina Beach, Queensland
Landscape Architect AECOM
Structures Watkins Steel
Shelters Fleetwood Urban
Play Equipment Urban Play
Custom Furniture DRA Services
Landscape Contractor Eureka Landscapes

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