Apartment Block, North Melbourne

This project was completed by Nick and his assistant Mark in 2009 (images shown are more recent, showing the growth and maturation of the plants and trees). A site of 30 flats, this redesign involved removal of all existing vegetation, replanting with a completely new planting scheme and redesigning all access points to apartments and carpark. A separate enclosed area for rubbish bins was also built, with new letterboxes installed on the adjoining side.

Rainwater is captured from roof guttering for garden use via tanks, with a specialised control system that allows the irrigation to revert back to mains water when the tank runs out.