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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Communities

The Green Space Strategy by John Mongard, Gavin Hardy, Alvin Kirby, Michelle Kirby-Brown Communities: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

The Kurilpa Peninsula includes the suburbs of West End, Highgate Hill and South Brisbane. As is often the case in areas of rapid urbanization and densification in Australia, the peninsula’s population is projected to increase markedly and the vast majority of new residents will be apartment dwellers without private gardens. The Green Space Strategy is the result of a number of community forums along with pro bono work between local landscape architects and three community groups.

The jury acknowledges the project team for its insight and leadership in working with local communities for over twenty years of sustained effort. The landscape architects have constructed a live document, which explores multiple types of green urban space and reconsiders eleven hectares of underused, publicly owned land. While the Green Space Strategy is specific to the Kurilpa Peninsula, it is an excellent model for local action and collaborative planning approaches that could be employed widely across Australia.


Project partners and consultants Mel Bree, Andrew Galt, Steve Dunn, Jacqueline Ratcliffe
Site details
Location Brisbane,  Qld,  Australia
Site type Urban
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Outdoor / gardens, Public / civic
Project Details
Client West End Community Association (WECA), Kurilpa Futures, Transition Kurilpa



Published online: 27 Oct 2016
Words: National Landscape Architecture Awards Jury 2016


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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