Seacombe West Regenerative Project

Seacombe West will create a new waterways development using regenerative and sustainable principles. The proposed land for this project is located on the southern shores of Lake Wellington in Gippsland, Victoria.

The site is significantly degraded from salt water entering the Gippsland Lakes system and the degradation is continuing rapidly. The development plans to use a ‘cut & fill’ process to create newly formed filled land. Lifted above the salt layer this land will support a broader diversity and vitality in the natural environment.
The project will be a multifaceted development demonstrating a range of sustainability principles. This project aims to address the three pillars of sustainable development to provide positive environmental, social and economic outcomes.

Seacombe West community elements:

Employment opportunities; geothermal & renewable energy, water, servicing, retail, construction & more…
Eco-tourism – including a large wildlife refuge adjacent to built environment
Improved ecosystems
Indigenous stories and values
Water sensitive urban design
Active Research
Recreation facilities
Improved internet & communications for region

Project Video

This 2016 video footage depicts the existing site selected to be the first Regenerative Development site in Australia. The Regenerative design process selected to deliver ongoing positive economic, social and environmental outcomes for the site and wider Gippsland Lakes region.

Seacombe West elements under investigation:

geothermal energy (health spas, agriculture and associated)

modular building processes & agricultural & associated industries support centre

layout of landscape informed built environment land masses

transportation modes (eg. electric boats) and services supply (renewable energy and water)

active research opportunities; multiple types of carbon sequestration, optimum services integration, emission free transportation, etc.

Seacombe West

The proposed land for the Seacombe West Regenerative project is on the southern shores of Lake Wellington, in Gippsland, Victoria. Seacombe West is located half way between the Port of Sale to the west and Paynesville to the east the perfect location to activate the currently underutilised and largest asset in the Gippsland lakes.

Regenerative design

The Seacombe West site is significantly degraded as a result of salt water entering the Gippsland Lakes system in the late 1800s. The conservation approach is failing in this region with disastrous results for land stability, diversity and the overall ecological health of the system. We will apply regenerative design processes to this important piece of land to return biodiversity, vibrancy and ongoing benefits to Lake Wellington and surrounding lands.

Management Team

James Troedel

Project Director
Seacombe West

Harry Troedel

Project Manager

Seacombe West

Craig Jones

Finance Manager

Seacombe West

Design Team

Alex Meadowcroft

Seesaw Brand Manager http://www.seesawstudio.com.au/

Anita McArthur
Creative Director / Partner - Seesaw Strategy / Brand / Design www.seesawstudio.com.au/
Carolina Camacho

ISG Projects Consultant www.isgprojects.com.au

Chris Arms

Water Engineer from CJ Arms and Associates

www.cjarms.com.au/

Cristina Hernandez

Biourbem

Head of Biodiversity Sensitive Design

http://www.biourbem.com/

David Provis

Senior Principal Oceanographer from Cardno

Infrastructure and Environmental Services

www.cardno.com/

David Ritter

Associate Director from Atelier Ten

Environmental Engineering and Sustainability Consulting

www.atelierten.com/

Dr Amir Kivi

Dr Amir Kivi
Director GeoFlow Australia
Goethermal heating & Cooling
www.geoflow.com.au

Dr Dominique Hes

Director of the Thrive Research Hub, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne University

Elly Russell

TCL Senior Landscape Architect www.tcl.net.au/

Emily Wrigglesworth

Communications Advisor Wrigglesworks Consulting @wrigglesworks

Graeme Beardsmore

Geothermal Energy Consultant   President Australian Geothermal Association, Technical Director Hot Dry Rocks Ltd

Jason Bank

Director Lean Energy

Energy Efficiency, Renewable power and storage solutions

www.leanenergy.com.au

John Piper

Cardno Geotechnical Senior Principal www.cardno.com/

Jose Alfano

Alfano Architecture

Lead Architect

www.alfanoarchitect.com/

Marco Furlan

ISG Projects Consultant www.isgprojects.com.au

Matt Mudge

Cardno Transport Planner www.cardno.com/

Nerissa Broben

Seacombe West Cultural Research

Nick Glasson

Principal from Cardno – Infrastructure and Environmental Services

Civil Engineering Solutions

Paul Paton

      Gunai / Monero Person                       Dinadj Consulting Aboriginal Cultural Advisor

Perry Lethlean
Peter Harbour

Water Sustainability Scientist from Eco Harvest Pty Ltd

www.eco-harvest.com.au/

Scott Adams
Tess Younger

Seesaw Brand Manager http://www.seesawstudio.com.au/

Contributing Researchers

Andre Stephan

University of Melbourne

Behzad Rismanchi

University of Melbourne

Brian Dunbar

Colorado State University

Cristina Hernandez

Biourbem

Deloitte Access Economics

Regional Economic Impact Assessment

Greg Jenkins

University of Melbourne

Hemanta Doloi

University of Melbourne

Jane Toner

Biomimicry expert

Kerryn Wilmot

University Technology Sydney – UTS

Lu Aye

University of Melbourne

Mark Luther

Deakin

Massoud Sofi

University of Melbourne

Michael McGowan

Process Improvement Consultant

Nicholas Williams

University of Melbourne

Ole Fryd

University of Melbourne

Robert Crawford

University of Melbourne

Sebastian Thomas

University of Melbourne

Sheridan Blunt

Loci

Tanja Beer

University of Melbourne