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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Port Office Headquarters, Brisbane

The ‘Green Star’ headquarters for the Port of Brisbane features award-winning environmental initiatives including onsite storm water recycling into swales, permeable paving and an internal rainforest atrium. The site was remediated and all fill used to create a dramatic mound of Casuarinas which encircle the precinct. Native plants feature throughout the low maintenance gardens. A […]

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Cowes Activity Centre Plan

Cowes on Phillip Island is a major tourism destination within the region, however the town lacks civic and foreshore spaces of quality and its vibrancy falls away in the colder months. We collaborated with MR Cagney on an Activity Centre Plan for the town which addresses planning codes as well as provides a blueprint for […]

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Kelvin Grove Urban Village

The centre of the village is a major mixed-use precinct with 220 apartments, and a substantial podium landscape over a shopping centre. Landscape architecture for the precinct included streetscapes, parks, pools and entries. The podium garden has over 100 advanced trees and palms which create a lush, subtropical setting. In other parts of the village, […]

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Wauchope Town Centre

Wauchope is a regional town with a growing suburban population. The main street suffers from heavy traffic and insufficient safe pedestrian crossings. The vibrancy of the main street is affected by these patterns. A week long ‘Set-up Shop’ community design process identified places to gather, cross the street and areas for traffic calming. A pedestrian-priority […]

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