The 2.23 ha site for the Broadmeadows masterplan is a former primary school. The project brief, for a State Government Department, was for a demonstration residential project to lead the way and set new bench marks for imaginative housing and urban thinking for future development in Broadmeadows. Landscape was the primary driver for the site programming and layout. The existing school oval is the only public open space available to the immediate community. Retaining accessible and usable open space for the new residents and the wider community was a priority of the masterplan.