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2016 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Award for Research, Policy and Communication

Sydney Green Grid by NSW Government Architects Office Research, Policy and Communication: Landscape Architecture Award Australian Institute of Landscape Architects

Jury comment

The Sydney Green Grid project establishes a framework to create an interconnected network of open space throughout metropolitan Sydney. This network includes an extensive range of open spaces, from national, regional and local parks to the harbour, wetlands, rivers, beaches, creeks, playgrounds, playing fields, golf courses and cemeteries. Further links are fostered within the wider public realm through enhancing creek corridors, transport routes, footpaths and cycleways.

The jury commends the project’s rigorous research approach and methodology, extensive documentation and inventory of existing open space networks, as well as its identification of strategic opportunities to create high-calibre green infrastructures across the greater Sydney region. The Sydney Green Grid evolves policy frameworks into action plans. It moves beyond aspirations for “greening up” cities into thoroughly embedded and thriving urban ecological systems.

Credits

Consultants
GIS team Michael Da Rocha, Francis Walker
Lead Consultant NSW Government Architects Office
Project partner NSW Water Solutions
Site details
Location Sydney,  NSW,  Australia
Site type Urban
Category Landscape / urban design
Type Conservation, Outdoor / gardens
Project Details
Client
Client NSW Department of Planning and Environment
Website planning.nsw.gov.au

Source

Award

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

Issue

Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2016

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