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Rural Residential Subdivision – Parklands at Clarendon

Inertia Engineering is delighted to announce our engagement by ‘Parklands at Clarendon’ to help in the transformation of an old rifle range (303 Clarendon Road, Rifle Range) located within the beautiful Somerset Regional Council. For this development we are providing full civil engineering consultancy services including operational works approvals, construction supervision/contract administration as well as certification of the final civil products.

Located just a short drive away from Rifle Range and Fernvale, the 101-hectare site is set to be transformed into stunning rural home sites ranging in size from 3,593m2 to 9,560m2. Stage 1A of the project has now been completed, and have recently gained OPW approval and commenced work on stage 1B. Planned for release over 7 stages, Inertia is immensely proud to be involved in the sustainable development of such a picturesque pocket of land.

Civil Principal Calvin Kirk says, “I am just rapt to be working with Peter (Parklands at Clarendon) and RDS (Civil Contractor) on this development. On my first visit to site, I was really blown away by the beauty of the landscape and it dawned on me the responsibility we have in delivering a top-quality design that sits in harmony with the surrounds.”

One key feature of the design is the use of little to no pit and pipework for stormwater drainage. Calvin explains, “Balancing cut to fill ratios in the rural scenario can take several iterations. We need to be sure the stormwater network is safe under heavy rain events whilst maintaining the balance of how the open drainage network exists off the road shoulder. The design is to elevate the appearance of the land yet present as naturally as possible”

As with all major projects, remember to follow us on LinkedIn or sign up to our newsletter for regular updates. If you are interested in the property yourself, head to their website to find out more: or get in touch with Calvin if you’d like to discuss design specifics of the project. We will be keeping you posted on this beauty!