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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.