Brolga Lakes

Brolga Lakes seeks to break the pattern of unsustainable suburban growth by providing low carbon footprint homes with communal facilities for waste, water, power and food. Brolga Lakes is a village set in lakes, an ecological place connected to nature and connecting its people. Brolga Lakes seeks to reform the way we live in the edges of our cities; creating a self-supported peri-urban neighbourhood. The conservation land comprising valued wetlands, has been donated to Birdlife Australia through an enduring covenant which will revegetate adjacent cleared land to create an outstanding environmental setting and a national centre for bird research.

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The Ecovillage at Currumbin

The Ecovillage at Currumbin was first conceptualised by John Mongard Landscape Architects (JMLA) in 1999. The concept plan, planning precincts and building/landscape codes were prepared as part of the development approval plans by JMLA in collaboration with others in 2002. The Ecovillage has become a model for sustainable development in Australia, having won over 30 […]

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Caral Eco Village

Disused cane farms adjacent to a village are converted into a project for an ecovillage where work, live and play can combine in new ways. Greenways provide food gardens and communal facilities incorporate a men’s shed and a boat shed, adjacent to an infrastructure centre for the village.

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Lakes Entrance Foreshore

Design of a kilometre of destination parklands, including a regional skate facility, harbor side boardwalks and a beach square. Community engagement from footpath surveys and village hall workshops led to a mobility and public space strategy to link five disparate retail areas using a waterfront bikeway. A series of green crossing points act as traffic […]

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West End Display Garden

The West End Display Garden encapsulates the interrelation of ‘structure’ and ‘landscape’ in inner city living. Using a small lot in West End, Brisbane, we are testing our capability to become sustainable and building a food forest in the city. By planting productive trees and shrubs that can grow in dense or shady places, and […]

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