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Community Infrastructure

_We lead and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams to create functional, aesthetic and sustainable public domain spaces within existing and planned communities.

 

▽ Central Linear Park, Sydney Olympic Park

This new park was designed following release of the SOPA Masterplan 2030 framework, which aims to continue to develop the Olympic Games site into a vibrant commercial and residential zone. The park will provide amenity, relaxation and recreation for the future influx of some 20,000 new local residents in the area. Program includes walking/ cycling trails, playground nodes suited to a variety of age groups, outdoor fitness stations, kiosk and amenities. Initiatives brought to the project by SCAPE Design include the introduction of water sensitive urban design measures to reduce the volume and speed of run off and to increase the capacity of SOPA’s drainage network. Stage 1 of the park is due for completion in late 2019.

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▽ Carter Street

 

The Carter Street Precinct comprises 52 hectare (ha) of industrial land adjacent to Sydney Olympic Park within the City of Parramatta. In November 2015, the Carter Street Precinct was rezoned to enable redevelopment of the precinct for a new high density urban community including a village centre, school, open space and active transport facilities. Commissioned in 2017 by the NSW Department of Planning and Environment, SCAPE Design worked in a team lead by e8urban urban designers to prepare a new precinct masterplan. The masterplan incorporated aspects of a previous masterplan, private development proposals prepared by significant land owners in the precinct and to incorporate the recently announced Parramatta Light Rail Stage 2 project. 

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▽ Melrose Park

In 2014 SCAPE Design participated in a site study, planning framework and masterplan with lead consultant and architect Allen Jack + Cottier for potential future use of this land within Melrose Park, Parramatta. The landscape architectural vision for the communal and public spaces of the Melrose Park precinct is to create a series of spaces and places of unique character with a range of recreational and social opportunities. The green open space will tell a story through the design elements, textures, colours and materials about its location within the Sydney Basin and celebrate the rich cultural history of the site. Hubs will be created for social engagement within this landscaped urban environment.

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▽ Wentworth Point

SCAPE Design participated in a development proposal bid with lead consultant and architect Allen Jack + Cottier for the potential future use of this recently rezoned land at Wentworth Point in Sydney. The vision for the Wentworth Point proposal is a mix of residential, recreational and light commercial uses, which includes restaurants with outdoor and rooftop dining opportunities, ground floor retail and a marina. The precinct also contains a large public park on the rehabilitated foreshore headland of Sydney’s western harbour, a neighbourhood park, a vibrant civic plaza in the heart of the development and an iconic riverfront promenade. Three local parks create green connections to the river and surrounding parklands. The open space includes a diverse range of active / passive recreational opportunities.

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▽ Gilead

In 2016 SCAPE Design was commissioned in conjunction with urban designers e8urban, by Lendlease Communities, to envisage a new community on 149 ha of land near Campbelltown, in south-western Sydney. Catering for up to 1,700 new dwellings, the site comprises former farming land of the Mt Gilead estate, which includes a heritage listed windmill, stone lined water channels and one of NSW’s first farming dams. The future character of this new urban community will respond to this combination of bushland and rural history, with a backdrop of an untouched section of the Nepean River, which will add to the various recreation opportunities proposed.

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▽ Little Bay

Little Bay is a suburb located on the coastline of Sydney within Randwick City Council in New South Wales and is located only 15 kilometres from Sydney’s central business district. The Little Bay subdivision is a large proposed residential community containing two public parks and wetlands. In 2013 SCAPE Design was commissioned as a design contractor to undertake the site construction supervision for the lead consultant.

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▽ Bays Market Precinct, Sydney Fish Markets

In 2015 SCAPE Design joined with lead consultant and architect Allen Jack + Cottier and NH Architecture to prepare a Reference Masterplan, options studies and urban design guidelines as part of the Bays Precinct ideas program for Urban Growth NSW. The scope was expanded to include sections of Wentworth Park including heritage artefacts such as the light rail viaduct, coal loader and Sydney Water infrastructure. SCAPE Design provided landscape design and public domain design input, researched social infrastructure in the area, geology, flora and fauna and other contextual features to prepare site analysis and strategy drawings. Following this we prepared the Reference Landscape Masterplan incorporating options for the redevelopment of the Sydney Fish Markets Corporation. In late 2017 the Reference Masterplan received a World Architecture Festival Award and in 2018 the competition winning designs for the precinct were released, which highlight the relevance and quality of the prior Reference Design phase.

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▽ Singleton Town Centre, Stage 2

SCAPE Design were engaged in 2016 as lead consultant for the Stage 2 town centre master plan, which involved the upgrading of John Street between Ryan Avenue and Campbell Street and the upgrading of Campbell Street between John Street and the New England Highway. The stage also includes upgrading of a local park, heritage considerations and the introduction of new pedestrian and cycle facilities. The project aims to continue the previous Stage 1 master plan (completed in 2014) for the full length of John Street, further developing a furniture palette, which includes bespoke lighting in order to create an integrated town centre experience. Further recommendations include the creation of a new town gateway off the highway, bicycle and shared path facilities, partial closure of a small street for pedestrianisation and creation of a heritage loop trail incorporating areas outside of the stage boundary.

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▽ Castle Hill Showground Precinct

The Castle Hill Showground Precinct (Middleton Avenue Sites) comprises 3 hectare (ha) of land adjacent to the new Castle Hill Showground metro station adjacent to an established residential area. The Precinct was rezoned to enable redevelopment of the precinct for a new high density urban community including a village centre, schools, open space and active transport facilities. SCAPE Design was commissioned by the Showground Development Corporation to assist several architects, including Stanisic Architects and Tony Owen Partners, with the development of super lots and to provide public domain and streetscape design.

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