Soft Landscaping

At Contrax Greenscapes we have a proven track record when it comes to delivering soft landscaping on large scale developments to specification, programme, and budget. Our team works with developers and Tier 1 contractors on projects valued from $100K to $1M+.

We have the expertise to select and procure specifically engineered soil mixes for sustainable features like swales, wetland filter systems, stormwater detention ponds and carry out off-site mitigation planting. We understand the importance of delivering easily maintained plantings around streets, pathways and parking areas that contribute to the character and amenity of the development from day one and for future generations.

Plant procurement

Our landscaping team is supported by a dedicated in-house plant procurement specialist with strong relationships across a large network of leading nurseries. We can contract grow to meet the requirements of large-scale projects, and can eco-source natives from specific regions, supplying the appropriate certification to ensure compliance with  project requirements.

Soil testing & certification

We also have the in-house expertise to engineer soil mixes to project specifications for rain gardens or other sustainable features and offer topsoil testing and certification.


No matter what your project requirements, we can source a range of materials to meet specifications including organic mulches, coir matting and geotextiles to allow moisture penetration, insulating seed and plant root zones while assisting with stormwater management and erosion control.

Greenfields Development

At Contrax, we can deliver all the hard and soft landscaping components for your greenfield development from footpaths, kerbing and vehicle crossings to soft landscaping, including street trees, garden beds, grass berms.  Our point of difference is that all our services and specialist crews are managed under a single project manager.  This introduces a greater degree of accountability, making site control, programme delivery and compliance a much simpler proposition for developers and construction companies.

Parks & Reserves

Contrax can handle everything from initial drainage and earthworks to kerbing, paving, form work, timber works and planting.  Our strong focus on environmental, quality, and Health and Safety management under the control of a single project manager will mitigate project risk and form the basis of efficient, timely delivery.

Public Spaces & Streetscapes

Our team has delivered some of New Zealand’s most stunning and technically challenging streetscape construction projects, including Auckland CBD’s Wynyard Quarter upgrade, the construction of Tirorama Way (East West Lane Way, Halsey Street), Westgate’s Town Centre Park and the ‘next generation neighbourhood’ at Smales Farm on Auckland’s North Shore. 

Stormwater Detention & Rain Gardens

At Contrax we can successfully deliver wetland plantings of any scope and scale for the purpose of stormwater detention and filtration, providing the in-house expertise to draw up planting plans, procure plants and design specially engineered soil mixes for rain gardens to meet specific drainage and filtration rates. We can also supply specialist crews to carry out civil siteworks including pre-cast and cast in situ/formed in-ground rain gardens and drainage works.