Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

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Creating a Clean Green Community

 


 

Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

A major focus in creating the Fairfield Waters community is a sustainable environmental management strategy, and maintenance of the site's immense natural resources of established trees, riverfront parkland and natural lagoons.

Fairfield Waters boasts a number of large towering trees. Since commencement of the development in July 1999, over 24,000 trees, shrubs and native grasses have been planted.

 


 

Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

Revegetation of the Riverbank

 

Previous owners had cleared almost all native river vegetation, in particular trees and shrubs. Riverbank planting has stabilised the river edge and highlighted the natural attributes of the river. Introduced riverbank and lagoon native plants of local provenance attract an abundance of bird life to Fairfield Waters.

 


 

Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

Water Quality Management in Wetlands and Lakes

 

The saltwater lake system at Fairfield Waters was designed with it's primary function to collect water during the wet season.  Water is collected and leaves the estate via the spillway under Lakeside Drive and out into Cleveland Bay.  During the dry season, saltwater is pumped into Northview Lake from the Ross River at every high tide.  It is then gravity fed into Lake 2.  From here, it flows into Lake 3 and finally drains out into Cleveland Bay.  It is estimated that the entire volume of water in the Fairfield Waters Saltwater Lakes System is replaced every 30 days. Many fish species have entered the system from the Ross River and now live in the lakes.  They attract birdlife which has created an enviable natural environment for Fairfield Waters residents.

 


 

Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

Retention and Highlighting Existing Trees

 

Existing trees have been identified as features in the master planning of Fairfield Waters. For example ... 'Five Tree Park'... majestic gum trees and meandering streets are developed around existing trees. Where necessary trees have been relocated within the site, for instance a number of large Figs now stand proud in entrance roundabouts.

 


 

Fairfield Waters - Townsville's Ultimate Address - Riverfront Residential Community Providing Near-City Convenience in a Carefully Planned Community Environment - One of Townsville's largest and most exciting residential developments, just minutes from the city centre, shopping, sporting, education and employment facilities, as well as the Townsville Hospital, JCU and Lavarack Barracks - Fully Master Planned along 2 Kilometres of the beautiful Ross River - Providing an Idyllic Lifestyle - www.fairfieldwaters.com.au

Amenity Planting and Community Creation

 

Introductions of shade and colour to streetscapes complement the extensive tree planting program providing all residents with an appealing outdoor living environment. The 12km hike and bike trail weaves along the river, through neighbourhood parks and children's play areas and along the edges of the lakes throughout Fairfield Waters.

 

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