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Varsity Lakes Estate, Gold Coast Queensland

Client: Delfin Lend Lease

Varsity Lakes Estate is a $ 1 Billion Dollar Housing, Commercial and Industrial Development located surrounding Bond University on the Gold Coast. The total project incorporates some 3000 homes.


Preliminary constraint identification, design, documentation and contract inspections.
Master Water Network Analysis, Flood Storage Management and Certification.

Design & Contract Administration

Bradlees has been involved in various stages of the development. Including provision of professional services to Delfin House, Azzurra and Arterial Road Planning and Documentation.


Delfin House – Delfin Lend Lease’s project centre located on the edge of existing Lake Orr. The project includes revetment treatments to the lake as well as a large concrete car park.


Azzurra – This precinct of the development is the project’s premium residential component. It is a manmade island of some 190 allotments located in the centre of the “Southern Lands” surrounded by Delfin Lend Lease’s newly created Lake Azzurra. It incorporates the latest practices in water runoff management through the use of Stormwater Improvement Devices, filter strips, bio-retention filters and creek like channels.


Arterial Road – Bradlees’ involvement has been in preliminary planning and locating of some of the estate’s arterial links.


Lake Orr Reconstruction – Bradlees was lead consultant in the detailed design and gaining approvals of the reconstruction of the existing Lake Orr. The proposal involves draining part of the existing lake to enable earthworks to take place.


Lake Exit Strategy – Bradlees was appointed principal consultant to gain successful hand over of the lakes/waterbodies to Gold Coast City Council.