Minnippi is a residential estate located in Brisbane’s Cannon Hill, that includes a mix of single lots and medium density sites. Surrounded by over 90 hectares of open space, existing environmental habitats, and Brisbane’s first golf course to be built in 70 years, the project delivers a high quality residential development, integrated sensitively with its surroundings.
Cannon Hill, Brisbane
CUSP have developed a design that focuses on the retention of existing vegetation; use of native species and an emphasis on environmentally sensitive design principles.
Features of the masterplan include two open space areas set among existing vegetation that incorporate a playground and picnic facilities to service the community and provide connectivity. The locations of these parks where identified by CUSP at the early stages due to their existing significant vegetation, and this foresight has provided inherent amenity and instant shade.
Streetscapes and the entry drive were designed to blend with the natural setting of the area rather than create formal avenues and the objective at the main entry on Creek Road was emphasise the bushland setting and overall estate character.
An important feature of the site is the fauna corridors that were designed in co-ordination with the consultant ecologist, to accommodate the local sugar glider population. These were associated with retained ecological tracts to enable the marsupial access through the site to environmental habitat areas. Supporting signage was installed to inform and educate the public regarding the habitat areas and their communities.
Photography by CUSP