Halloran’s Hill Lookout Park and Interpretive Trail, Atherton

A regional park and Atherton Shire’s most scenic landmark.  A new interpretive centre has been built alongside a regional park focused on the interpretation of scarce rainforests and rich volcanic landscapes. Spectacular viewing points from stonewalled picnic shelters and a series of local public art installations feature in the park.

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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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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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Sunshine Coast University

The Sunshine Coast University College (SCUC) is located on 100 hectares on Mountain Creek Road at Sippy Downs. Building a university adjacent to valuable wetlands required an innovative strategy to break down the movement of water into a harvest and filter system.it was one of the first water sensitive urban design systems implemented in Queensland. […]

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Tenterfield Town Centre

A whole of town planning process involving three community engagements on the main street. Strategic planning outcomes included building and signage policies and planning for a pedestrian priority centre with reduced 40km/hr speed limits for traffic. Masterplans led to a ten year capital works plan. A kilometre of main street, laneway and the town park […]

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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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Aquinas College, Gold Coast

A Catholic College embraces a new piazza at its entry and creates a series of public area interventions with creative seating areas under shade. Custom designed furniture and warm clay patterning feature throughout.

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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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Bardon Residence

A new house was built on a slope facing a waterway parkland, and aims to ‘borrow’ the gully landscape. A Ha-Ha planter seamlessly allows the living room to view down to the pool and garden. The miniature courtyard garden provides a modern subtropical setting with gravel gardens and ferneries. The house and garden have won […]

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Town of Seventeen Seventy

The Seventeen Seventy Foreshore is a place of national significance protected by a Heritage Act. The town of Seventeen Seventy was the point of Captain Cook’s first landing in Queensland, and the gentle improvements were undertaken to celebrate the 150 years since this first settlement. The opportunity has been taken to also celebrate local Aboriginal […]

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