2010 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award: Design

Pioneer Park by Gamble McKinnon Green

Client: Townsville City Council

Jury comment

The jury was pleased with the manner in which this project presented a “distinctively Townsville” approach and represented a positive direction for Townsville in redeveloping this precinct, eschewing the temptation to redevelop this unique top-end city in a generic urban style.

Beautiful integration of existing mature trees and endemic plants gives the project good environmental credentials as well as good social benefits, further enriched with the integration of a local arts program. The park’s development responds to the recreation needs of this city and, importantly, provides public access to water for swimming, at no charge.

For further coverage see Landscape Architecture Australia 116, November 2007.



Published online: 8 Apr 2016
Images: Scott Burrows


Landscape Architecture Australia, November 2010

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