The Green Space Strategy

The Kurilpa peninsula offers a model of urban living for Queensland and Australia. The peninsula, comprising the suburbs of West End, Highgate Hill and South Brisbane, is projected to increase by 27,000 people by 2031 with the vast majority of new residents been apartment dwellers without private gardens. For these reasons and more, it is […]

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The Living Classroom, Bingara

Small towns in rural Australia are disappearing due to a lack of people and purpose. The Living Classroom is a regenerative project to bring both people and new ideas, framed around the exploration of sustainable farming for the future. The Living Classroom provides classrooms, teaching areas, bunk accommodation, productive gardens and grazing lots, and agricultural […]

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Hou Wang Temple, Atherton

One of Queensland’s last historic Chinese temples from the gold rush period has been restored and interpreted through parkland trails and sculpture. The gardens feature an oriental pond and agricultural plantings in tribute to the memory of the Chinese market gardeners who lived in this area.

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Roosoola Garden

“Roosoola” Garden at Mango Hill evolved over a period of twenty years, building up the layers of a romantic garden surrounded by orchards and rainforest. The garden featured in the Open Garden Scheme and contains several seasonal fruit and flower elements. The garden features an English picturesque landscape around a courtyard home.

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The Green Hub, Fitzgibbon Chase

Suburban development is normally distant from the landscapes that produce our food. The Green Hub recycles wasted land and creates a productive food garden in a new suburb. Orchards, bushtucker parklands as well as intensive vegetable growing areas are provided, complete with compost areas, sheds and shelters. A series of community workshops led to the […]

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Fig Tree Pocket Garden

A large riverside house was refurbished to provide new gardens, a tennis court, pool and a series of arbors which wrap around the home and provide places to sit and gather. Artworks adorn the gardens, which also feature a productive garden and a towering stand of illuminated Eucalypts at its entry. A green wall and […]

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Hampstead Common, West End

Turning wide roads into green boulevards is the most beautiful and climate adaptive action we could undertake within our overheated cities. Hampstead Road could become Hampstead Common, create pocket parks and productive landscapes , and still maintain all its current car functions. Why wouldn’t you do that?

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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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