Bingara Town Strategy

The Bingara Town Strategy shows how a resourceful community can regenerate itself and become more resilient and self-sustainable in an increasingly unstable global climate and in uncertain economic times. The Bingara Town Strategy and The Living Classroom are renewal projects to clean and direct the town’s overland water, and to regenerate the commons into productive organic farming to feed the town. The Village Infill Renewal Plans are a series of Council owned lands being pro-actively developed for affordable and alternative housing options to keep and encourage people to live in Bingara. A town energy plan is gradually converting all public buildings to solar, and the town plans to build a solar array to run all power in the long term. Trade training hubs have been built to provide work and training for young people.

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Rosebery House Garden

An award winning house was constructed on the side of a waterway in inner-city Brisbane. The gardens dramatize the gully landscape as well as solve drainage and access problems around the home. A series of terraced gardens feature turkey-proof food growing areas.

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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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Kingaroy Cultural Centre Precinct

Kingaroy is the heart of an agricultural region focused on peanuts, grains and vineyards. It featured a large town centre which had dissipated over time due to fringe activity, with the centre requiring new energy and visitation. Community planning and masterplanning focused around the town’s cultural precinct, incorporating an information centre, art gallery and history […]

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Highgate Hill Garden

A unique garden which highlights subtropical Queensland. The unusual approaches and level changes to the garden provided opportunity to create mystery and reveal views along the journey. Plantings are designed to dramatize view-points and to reveal the borrowed landscape of West End. A pool, courtyard and various pavilions were renovated. Garden plantings are inspired by […]

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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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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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Graceville Garden

A large house with significant trees was improved by carefully crafting spaces into a series of outdoor rooms for a family holding frequent events. A new courtyard with a BBQ was built as part of refurbishments, along with the refurbishment of the swimming pool. The works featured crafted limestone paving and subtropical plants.

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Gully Garden

A steep site with a large, historic home was remodeled to allow the kitchen and living areas to spill to new outdoor rooms. Bi-folding doors were installed to connect the living area to a cantilevered pool and deck platform, which borrow the adjacent gully forest as a backdrop. An outdoor dining room with a crafted […]

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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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