Anselmi Ridge Master Plan


Anselmi Ridge Master Plan

LocationPukekohe, New Zealand
ClientMcConnell Property
ServicesMaster Planning and Landscape Architecture
Site Area35 ha (79 ac)
Budget$1.7 million AUD
Date2005 - 2008

Anselmi Ridge is a new residential community located in Pukekohe, New Zealand, 45 minutes south from central Auckland. The site is 35 hectares (79 acres) and was once used for farming. It is characterised by a central stream with steep hill slopes on either side; a hilltop rock outcrop; woodland plantations; and large native and exotic trees.

OCULUS Australia worked closely with the client and consultant team to design an authentic urban village, featuring well-connected, pedestrian and bike friendly streets and quality buildings in this unique landscape setting. At the heart of Anselmi Ridge is the dense village centre. Close to the village amenities is a mix of park-side housing (called so for their views of, or easy access to, park lands) and larger countryside lots.

Extensive Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) features are planned for the site, which drains directly to the Whangapouri Stream. The Master Plan incorporates a storm water system that captures water runoff from the site, discharges it to off-line water quality ponds to be cleaned and then directed back to the stream.

The Design Guidelines prepared by the studio and consultant team have ensured a high-quality development that preserves the natural beauty of the surrounds, facilitating access to these open and diverse public spaces, as well as to vital amenities.