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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Vibrant Towns of the Scenic Rim

How does a region manage its character as a whole? How can a collaborative community process direct the towns of a region to achieve vibrant public realms? Vibrant Towns of the Scenic Rim is a creative and evolving strategy to regenerate and activate small towns on the rural edge of a burgeoning city. Stage one […]

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Tamborine Mountain Village Greens

The Tamborine Mountain Village Greens is the first major project of The Vibrant Towns strategy, which is focused around the creation of vibrancy and authentic places in The Scenic Rim. Landscape and urban designs incorporated seven urban renewal areas with public realm masterplans leading to individual detailed design projects. The Main Street medians comprise of […]

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Mooloolaba Town Centre

A $2 million upgrade was project managed, designed and documented in a fast-track process for Queensland’s most popular picnic spot.  The park and beachfront focus on a plaza shaped like a boat, in recognition of the town’s nautical past.  Custom furniture and signage have been designed and the project includes twelve public artworks.

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Rhoda Rushbrook Park (Gallery Walk)

Gallery Walk is the artistic gateway to scenic Tamborine Mountain. The park features a sculptural entry in the form of a bower bird nest, and sandstone play structures in the form of Flame Tree pods. A stage provides a place for celebrations. The park allows for groups to gather on their way through to the […]

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Gladstone Town Centre

The City Strategy Plan envisioned a central spine with a series of lively town squares. The character of these civic interventions aims to reflect the gritty port and industry in a contemporary, artful manner. The study recommended the creation of three hubs within three precincts. The ongoing work delivered a masterplan for the main street, […]

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Bellingen Town Centre

Bellingen is a vibrant hinterland town and an emerging tourism destination. Its historic main street suffered from conflicts between the burgeoning pedestrian activity and its function as a busy state road. Community planning and design was undertaken using tents set up in the town park. Hundreds of residents participated in collaborative design for the main […]

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Hobart Activity Centres

Hobart had a series of local centres which lacked vibrancy and pedestrian activity. A creative placemaking and activation program was enacted to involve local traders and residents in showing what could be achieved, using pop-up/short-term tactical urbanism in six city centres. Thousands of residents and traders were involved in this community engagement process, which led […]

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Atherton Town Centre & Villages

The Atherton Tablelands is a beautiful cluster of rural villages surrounded by internationally significant rainforests. In 1995 John Mongard Landscape Architects were invited to come and propose some ideas for Atherton’s Main Street. What resulted was a collaborative planning and placemaking process that would span over ten years and result in the cultural and environmental […]

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Cleveland Town Centre

Landscape architectural design, community arts, public art, interpretive signage, furniture and lighting design for this award-winning street redevelopment.  Urban improvements to the main street, town square and harbor led to a renaissance in private main street oriented development in Cleveland.  The constructed project won the Australia Council CEAD Award.

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