This series of small projects has transformed the visitor experience in a Victorian High Country town. Through extensive community consultation, the designers have developed a vision for the place that reflects the town’s history and values and gives people a “reason to stop.” The project transforms a section of the historic Great Alpine Road by reclaiming more than 2,500-square-metres of road for parklands and businesses and introducing furniture and shelters to encourage appreciation of the town and its alpine setting. The jury commended the use of local natural materials and the sensitivity of the structural detailing. The design elevates the town’s profile, demonstrating how landscape architects can help communities revitalize and reposition rural townships.
Location: Porepunkah (VIC)
Aboriginal Nation: Waveroo
Published online: 2 Nov 2018
Words: LandscapeAustralia Editorial Desk
Images: James Newman
Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2018