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
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.

Bollygum Park, Kinglake
Bollygum Park, Kinglake

Fire re-construction project

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
Brisbane Sign
Brisbane Sign

An iconic Design and Construct project for City Parklands.

Saltwater Crocodile Park
Saltwater Crocodile Park

Design and Construct Waterplay with Tract Consultants.

Hop Scotch House
Hop Scotch House

Naturform wins Landscape Construction of the Year award.

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
Eltham North Adventure Playground
Eltham North Adventure Playground

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

Second generation of directors

A new generation of directors appointed to the Naturform Board.

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