Building Designer | Alexandra Headland | Eco Sustainable Planning & Project Manager

ECOLIBRIUM are a design studio specialising in the design of environmentally sensitive buildings and sustainable property planning.
ECOLIBRIUM strive to provide building designs that are not only energy and cost efficient in terms of day to day functioning and construction but also create environments that are inviting and comfortable.



  • Site analysis
  • In depth client brief
  • Passive solar design
  • Cross ventilation
  • Thermal performance
  • Solar studies
  • Renewable technologies



  • Sustainable food production
  • Sustainable resource usage
  • Enhanced lifestyle
  • Environment improvement
  • Permaculture 
  • Revegetation
  • Tree planting




  • Project management
  • 3D computer modelling
  • Image rendering
  • Professional liaison
  • Inspections
  • Quality control
  • Additional documentation

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By reaching these goals we hope to have designed spaces that are pleasing to the eye and encourage harmony, health, vitality and wellbeing.

At ECOLIBRIUM, our building designs incorporate established sustainable architecture principles such as passive solar design, excellent ventilation and the incorporation of thermal mass. All materials specified in the design are carefully considered to minimise environmental impacts before, during and after construction. The result is a building that has minimal impact and is comfortable and healthy to live in. Sustainable property planning designs aim to guide you (short or long term) to create a productive system that provides you with a sustainable food and resource supply that will enhance your lifestyle and that of the surrounding environment. The combination of building design and property planning goes a long way towards the ultimate in sustainable design and living. When the built environment works in harmony with the natural environment (the garden/property) and vice versa, resource, water and energy usage can reach its highest efficiency.

Alexandra Headland is about 4km SE of Maroochydore centre and Mooloolaba. Locals refer to the coastal community with its large number of cafes and dining options plus accomodation for visitors as ‘Alex’. The area has has beautiful beaches and safe swimming areas for families.

Originally named Potts Point, Alexandra Headland was the rocky headland between the estuaries of the Maroochy and Mooloolah Rivers. It was named after John Potts. In 1901 the area was renamed Alexandra Headland for Queen Alexandra, wife of King Edward VII.

The area was formerly part of William Pettigrew’s 330 acre property. The land was purchased in 1864 by William Pettgrew at the first land sale in the Maroochy District. For over 30 years it was used for the Pettigrew’s timber business.

In 1903 Thomas O’Connor purchased Pettigrew’s land at both Maroochydore and Mooloolaba. The land was subdivided and sold in 1915 as allotments along the water front and Buderim Road.

Seaside cottages were built on the Headland during the 1920s mostly built by the local residents from Woombye and Palmwoods.

Alexandra Hostel was developed on land behind the main surfing beach between 1923 and 1928 making it the first real resort complex on the Maroochy coast. The business ultimately was not successful and the property was sold to the Presbyterian Church.

Alexandra Headland has continued to develop as a holiday resort area and remains a popular destination with all facilities, including a patrolled surf beach on its northern edge.

ECOLIBRIUM provide ecologically sustainable building design and planning services across the Queensland Sunshine Coast and hinterland area including Black Mountain QLD 4563