Case Study – Shellharbour Civic Centre




“SOILCO provided appropriate solutions for a challenging site, their products met specification requirements and assisted with the successful completion of a great project”




RK Evans Landscaping is an innovative landscaping company based in the Illawarra in NSW. Offering a range of services to their customers including all aspects of landscaping, design, construction, maintenance and bush regeneration.


During their 25 year history they have been involved in a numerous and diverse range of projects including new residential estates, commercial developments, site rehabilitation, revegetation, bush regeneration, riparian creek restoration, land clearing, drainage works and erosion and sediment control installation.






The landscaping for Shellharbour Civic Centre was designed by Turf Design using Natspec specifications. Products needed to meet requirements for physical and chemical properties, in addition to being quality assured. The site was difficult with restrictions to access which required fast response times, smaller load sizes and flexible deliveries. SOILCO met soil specifications with Landscape Mix (AS4419) and Turf Special. We worked with RK Evans to get the loads in as they were required.






The building features modern community spaces including library, children’s interactive play area, city museum and café. On the ground floor, there is a 350 seat auditorium designed for public events and the council’s customer service hub. Based on its environmental credentials – including an in-built weather station which will shut off the air-conditioning when the outdoor temperatures hit optimal levels – civic centre has be given a 5 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.




Supply and delivery of a fit for purpose mulch, special turf, and Landscape Mix that meets industry standards. Quality assured, consistent and price competitive. Manufacturing and logistics capabilities give the ability to deliver large volumes over short time frames.





The redevelopment of Shellharbour Civic Centre was completed in 2017. In such a competitive market, price is always an important focus. SOILCO are known for delivering quality and consistent products though also ensuring price doesn’t compromise the end result. This, along with their great reputation for meeting tight deadlines is why SOILCO was appointed this contract. SOILCO look forward to partnering with RK Evans in the future.









SOILCO is one of Australia’s leading producers of Compost, Mulch, and Soil. SOILCO utilises the most advanced technology from around the world to create extremely high quality organic products. Based in Nowra, just south of Wollongong and Sydney, SOILCO has a huge factory that is dedicated to screening soils and producing organic composts and soils that can be used for a variety of landscaping, gardening, and construction purposes. We are a family business that has run for over three generations. We’re passionate about environmental sustainability and have harnessed this passion to expand the businesses capacity over the years. Get in contact with SOILCO today! We’d love to hear about how we can help you regenerate for dynamic growth!