Bradstone Old Town pavers from Boral Paving were selected for the landscaping project at Leighton Gardens for their ease of installation and heritage appeal.

Initiated by the Wingecarribee Shire Council in honour of Moss Vale’s 150th birthday, the re-landscaping project at Leighton Gardens used 260m² of Boral Bradstone Old Town pavers on an easily serviceable pathway to reflect the park’s heritage value and old world charm. 

According to Michelle Green, capital projects officer at Wingecarribee Shire Council who managed the project, they sought to create a space that would show off botanical displays and provide more options for recreational use. The pathway connects the top and bottom sections of the park, allowing people to walk through or take a seat and enjoy the view.  

The upgrade project aimed to resolve issues with the park’s ageing infrastructure, drainage and heavily shaded areas that prevented grass cover. Over a period of four months, the Council’s landscape team upgraded the park’s paving, garden beds and sandstone walls in addition to undertaking irrigation work, tree removal and planting. 

The Council’s landscape team leader, Ryan Petty opted for Boral Bradstone Old Town pavers in Grey Green as they met both practical and aesthetic requirements. Available in three different sizes, Bradstone Old Town pavers were laid in a pattern to meet the council’s design expectations. 

Petty explained that they were working to a tight timeframe in wet winter weather; the Boral Bradstone pavers offered a better option as they’re quick to lay, easily serviceable, complement the sandstone walls, and have old world charm. 

The segmental design of the Bradstone pavers allows them to be replaced or pulled up individually, if required. Pipes and services can be accessed without obvious signs of work, provided this is done so correctly. 

A new landscaping team was recruited by the Council for the project. This team prepared the pathway for new pavers by working around drainage replacements, undertaking tree removal, and levelling out parts of the path to ensure the pavers were laid flat and integrated with the existing footpath. 

Boral delivered the materials on time and in good condition, enabling the landscaping team to adhere to project timelines and budgets.