Our History

1978

The Story Begins

Don McGregor commenced work with Ian Watson-Brown after graduating from UQ with BRTP degrees.
1983

Riverview Gardens

First major commercial project for Thiess Watkins.

1986

Sheraton Breakwater Casino, Townsville

Sheraton Breakwater Casino, Townsville
First Regional and Design and Construct project in conjunction with Richard Jones Landscape Architect.
1988

South East Queensland Resorts

South East Queensland Resorts

Sanctuary Cove

Palm Meadows

Hope Island

Twin Waters

1990

Queensland Landscape Construction of the Year

Queensland Landscape Construction of the Year

Beaufort Hotel (Now The Stamford Plaza, Brisbane)

 

Newstead office

Purchase Ross Street Newstead office ( a former Bait shop )
1992

Rivage Royale, Gold Coast

Rivage Royale, Gold Coast
Naturform decides that if a quality outcome is required we commit to an in-house Construction policy for all projects.
1994

One of our biggest projects

One of our biggest projects

The irrigation project was done entirely in-house. Brisbane International Airport

1996

Melbourne Office Opened

1998

Caroline Springs, Melbourne

Caroline Springs, Melbourne

Commence our 15 years of operation for Delfin Lend Lease at Caroline Springs – Melbourne.

2000

Colmslie Recreational Reserve for BCC

Colmslie Recreational Reserve for BCC

The first project where Naturform is responsible for the Civil and building as well the Landscape component of works. The catalyst for Naturform to get our own Building License.

2001

The Strand , Townsville

The Strand , Townsville
2002

Torquay Sands Golf Course

Victoria Office

Purchase office at Melton Victoria

2003

Rocks Riverside, Brisbane Park for BCC

Rocks Riverside, Brisbane Park for BCC

Rocks Riverside Park for Brisbane City Council. ($6M). The first project as Principal Contractors and first waterplay construction.

 

Commence works at The Sands Torquay in the Geelong Region.

2004

Our Builders Licence.

Naturform is the first commercial contractor to get its Builders licence.

2006

Aquativity, Brisbane

Aquativity, Brisbane

Commence Aquativity for the Southbank Corporation and Stephen Pate Landscape Architects (SPLAT) A $ 6M difficult waterplay construction and still regarded fondly as one of our best projects.

Highlands Design and Construct Project

Highlands Design and Construct Project for Stocklands with Murphy Design Group. (Red Frames and Gabions)

2007

Margate Streetscape

Margate Streetscape

A $5M project for Moreton Bay Regional Council encompassing the 3 pillars of Building, Civil and Landscape works.

2008

Shaw Sports Construction

Shaw Sports Construction

10 tennis courts including carpark and amenities building.

2010

Bollygum Park, Kinglake

Bollygum Park, Kinglake

Fire re-construction project

University of Queensland

University of Queensland

Commence a long term relationship with the University of Queensland featuring projects eg. Campus Enhancement, Entry Precinct, and Staff House road Upgrade.

2011

Neon St Office

Move to our present office at Neon St Sumner Park.

 

Commence works at Howard Smith Wharves which is inundated by the 2011 Brisbane floods and subsequently abandoned.

 

Grantham Flood reconstruction works.

2012

Riverwalk Town Park

Riverwalk Town Park

Design and Construct Waterplay with Murphy Design Group for Places Victoria.

2013

Riverstone Rise, Gladstone

Riverstone Rise, Gladstone

Naturform’s major housing development in Queensland.

2014

Hop Scotch House

Hop Scotch House

Naturform wins Landscape Construction of the Year award.

Saltwater Crocodile Park

Saltwater Crocodile Park

Design and Construct Waterplay with Tract Consultants.

Brisbane Sign

Brisbane Sign

An iconic Design and Construct project for City Parklands.

2015

James Cook University Bridge

James Cook University Bridge

James Cook University Pedestrian Bridge was designed and fabricated in Brisbane, trucked to Townsville and installed.

Woodlea, Victoria

Woodlea, Victoria

Commence works at Woodlea for Mirvac.

2016

Hadfield Design and Construct Play Tower

Hadfield Design and Construct Play Tower

Waterplay and Landscape in Conjunction with Jeavons Landscape Architects.

2017

Hadfield Park won Parks and Leisure award for best playground over 500K in Vic and Tas

Hadfield Park won Parks and Leisure award for best playground over 500K in Vic and Tas

Naturform Fabrication Services

We introduce our in-house fabrication workshop for all projects.

2018

Second generation of directors

A new generation of directors appointed to the Naturform Board.

Eltham North Adventure Playground

Eltham North Adventure Playground

Design and Construct in conjunction with Jeavons Landscape architects and Gardiner Architects.

10 years of partnership with UQ

10 years of partnership with UQ
2019

“Park and Leisure Australia Award”

“Park and Leisure Australia Award”

Eltham North Adventure Playground has been named the best new play space in Victoria and Tasmania.

2020

2020 Landscape of the Year Award

2020 Landscape of the Year Award

Government House Governor’s Courtyard in Brisbane.

AILA Queensland Awards 2020

AILA Queensland Awards 2020

UQ Community Gardens awarded a Landscape Architecture Award for Health & Education Landscapes.

Bim’Bimba Park (QLD)

Bim’Bimba Park (QLD)

UQ Gatton

UQ Gatton