Springfield, Queensland Springfield Land Corporation and Ipswich City Council March 2009 – May 2011
Set across 25 hectares, Robelle Domain, formerly Springfield Town Centre Parklands, was conceived to provide a link between many of Springfield’s major precincts.
Officially opened to the public in May 2011, Robelle Domain showcases JMac’s ability to manage large multi-discipline design and construct projects, and transform even the most ambitious of visions into what can only be regarded as a stunning and versatile open space; a true destination and asset for the local community.
JMac was engaged as principal contractor for the design and construct contract, managing the project from concept to construction, commissioning and handover. JMac’s value-engineering methods reduced the contract value, enabling the client to re-invest funds into the project and increase the original scope.
Key features included Australian first ICON on GALAXY play equipment that combines play with the excitement of electronic gaming, an amazing children’s water park including 700 litre tipping bucket and jet sprays, the creation of a 5,000m2 lake and waterfall, a stage and amphitheatre that sits 10,000 people.
JMac collaborated with the client and designers to deliver a community space, fifty percent larger than Brisbane’s acclaimed Roma Street Parklands and forty percent larger than Brisbane’s famous South Bank Parklands. The transformation of this unused space into what stands today as a premier parkland is a tribute to all that were involved in its delivery.
‘The project has been delivered through an innovative design and procurement process in partnership with JMac. This delivery process was aimed at minimising timeframes and overheads while maximising on ground delivery and value. The application, professionalism and resources from JMac are key reasons that this model has been delivered to the expectations of all. Indeed, without the relationship based approached from JMac the project may not have been delivered to the quality and value that has been achieved.’ Craig Maudsley, Chief Operating Officer (Health Parks and Recreation), Ipswich City Council