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Project Summary – Essencia

Project Name Essencia
Location Dakabin, North Brisbane
Client Villawood T/A Dakabin Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Estimated Project Value $45 Million
Project Type 274 lots



Summary of project

Essencia is a residential subdivision located in Dakabin, North Brisbane. Situated close to Redcliffe and Moreton Bay the family orientated development offers an opportunity for comfortable and affordable living in a community environment. The project comprises 274 lots consisting of detached, duplex and townhouse sites. Construction of the project began in 2010 and the final stage of the 8 stage development was completed in December 2013.


Completed December 2013

Services provided by Mortons Urban Solutions

Mortons undertook the due diligence of the site for Villawood and completed the civil design, project engineering and contract administration for the entire Essencia development, which included:

  • Engineering due diligence and associated feasibility studies;
  • Project management as directed by the client on all aspects of the project from site acquisition through to project delivery and final completion;
  • Coordination of sub-consultants and consultant teams; and
  • Preparation of development reports and obtaining the relevant development approvals, engineering design, contract administration and construction superintendency.

Key engineering deliverables

  • Design and construction supervision of bulk earthworks, roadworks, stormwater, sewerage reticulation, water reticulation and sediment and erosion control;
  • Design and contract administration of an external sewer main through existing wetland;
  • Implementation of bio-retention basins to maintain water quality; and
  • Consideration of the surrounding native vegetation and fauna required during construction.