Design Process

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Get in Touch

Get in touch by email or phone and discuss your ideas. We are approachable and easy to deal with, we enjoy our work and it shows in our workmanship. We can arrange for an on site consultation or you can provide us with a basic layout drawing or existing landscape plan

It can be as simple as some photos and measurements of the area and what you wish to achieve.

We have extensive experience with varied environments and sites so we will talk you through the possibilities and what is possible based on your budget and discuss any additional information we require.

We offer consultations Australia wide with Patrick or one of our experienced team who will listen to your needs, develop the best option for your space and provide you with a full “no surprises” quotation.

We are also a professional landscape company and offer all hard and soft landscape installations that are in conjunction with any water feature we design – so if you also need a deck, retaining wall or landscape plantings we can take care of that for you.

Design and Scope

Remember that no project is too small we really do love them all as we know the enjoyment they bring to any space. Once we have established the type, layout and budget of your project, and you are happy with the concept there are two options-

– A Estimate based on the information you have provided us– the works required and detailing the materials, equipment and construction time. This option is ideal for smaller water features and landscapes that are not complex in design and where no site visit is required – this cost is minimal. We know exactly what goes into a project and can do this from afar.

– Consultation Australia wide with Patrick or one of our experienced water feature Technicians who will listen to your needs, develop the best option for your space and provide you with a fully detailed “no surprises” estimate that will cover every aspect of your project. You will be visited by an experienced professional who will go through all the aspects of your design and who will assist you in making an educated decision. All aspects will be covered including layout and site selection, filtration, lighting, aquatic plantings and water quality management.

Landscape drawings also detailing equipment requirements and positioning can be supplied for your project should you choose to engage with us for your project, contact us for options.

Remember that we are experienced in construction projects of any size and work well with other landscape companies and architects if our specialised services are required as part of a project you are designing.


Once you are happy with the proposal we will book in a construction date that works for you. We work very efficiently and with very low impact on existing landscapes. We use materials local to you and have an extensive Australia wide network of quality materials suppliers. Our approach is flexible and fluid, for example a 2m x 3m pond with waterfall will take just 2 to 3 days to complete and will look like it has always been there. This includes the aquatic plantings and lighting. You can have your feature completed for this coming weekends event for example…

Waterscape Australia’s staff are not only technically qualified and experienced in their field but also very creative artists. We do go that extra step to give you the best feature possible in your environment, the small things really do count and we are committed to excellence. Our team is sensitive that we are working in your personal space and ensure the process is a smooth and memorable one. Our motto is to leave your space in better condition then when we found it.

Patrick Handley will be available throughout the construction process and for creative and more technical aspects of the design. We all have a part to play in the creation of your special waterscape and our step by step approach guarantees exceptional creativity and quality of workmanship.

We can also provide step by step photo documentation of your project for you to remember the process and how it was transformed.


Enjoy!! Welcome to the pond life style. Each rock pool or waterfall is bespoke to you and your landscape. It will require you to sit and observe it. Besides making you feel good this observation is important, as you will begin to understand the ecology of your new waterscape. They really are art in motion and an education in ecology.

Some simple maintenance is required and the equipment we use in every project is easy for you to understand and use. Our construction method guarantees a safe and functioning ecology that replicates natural systems. Like any perennial garden, aquatic plants will require pruning occasionally.

A pond, stream or recreation billabong really does become part of the family and part of your everyday enjoyment. It will change with the seasons and, as we suggest installing subtle LED lighting in our creations, it will also create an amazing atmosphere in the evenings for you to sit back and enjoy.

Remember that it is an ecology that will change and flux with the seasons and get better as it matures. We are only a call away to help you with any questions you may have and often develop lasting friendships with many of our clients.

We also offer pond and water feature feature maintenance and aquatics plantings by experienced staff. You can arrange monthly, quarterly or yearly visits to keep your investment at its best.

An example project from start to finish