A lifestyle village located in the heart of Richmond.
Olive Estate is an 8ha lifestyle village with a vision to change how retirement looks and feels. The masterplan was landscape-led, with environmental opportunities embedded into the design to ensure a unique identity and meaningful outcomes that relate to the sense of place.
The brief was to set the village within a park-like setting. Sound ecological principles, easy navigation and wayfinding, providing a range of living opportunities and providing commercial opportunities within the village were all key objectives – as was providing a dementia ward and hospital care to provide for different living needs.
Extensive native planting, orchards, community gardens and a stormwater system which includes swales, rain gardens and detention ponds are key features of the landscape. Connectivity and integration into the wider community are achieved through a range of on-site activities, and comprehensive trail networks.