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Burdett’s, proudly supplying materials to projects across Australia and the world.


Burdett’s proudly supplies materials to conservation projects across Victoria, including the new Roof Garden on the Reverse Ozmosis (RO) building at the Desalination Plant at Wonthaggi, the largest Green Roof in the Southern Hemisphere, comprising 100,000 indigenous plants & shrubs, making the plant itself more environmentally friendly.

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Victorian Desalination Project

  • Location: Wonthaggi, Victoria
  • Architect: Ashton Ragout McDougal & TeckvonHartel
  • Principal Contractor: Thiess Degrémont
  • Landscape Architect: Fytogreen
  • Completion: 2011

Victoria’s new desalination project will be covered with a living tapestry of indigenous plants that reflect the changing seasons and environment.

Thiess Degrémont has awarded Fytogreen the contract to supply the biggest green roof in Australia for the Victorian Desalination Project.

Project Features:

• 98,000 plants

• Roof area spanning more than 26,000 m2

• The green roof will form an important part of the project’s landscape architecture

• The green roof will provide acoustic protection, corrosion resistance, thermal control and reduced maintenance