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Winners announced: 2018 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards

A public park that celebrates an existing grassland, an accessible green roof on a former industrial site and an imaginative garden for wild play were among fifteen projects across twelve categories to receive awards at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects’ (AILA) 2018 NSW Landscape Architecture Awards, announced Thursday 5 July in Sydney.

“NSW continues to be a centre for activity for landscape architects. The diversity of the different work in the state is captured in the entries. There is some world class work emerging now, as landscape architects respond to the growth in major regional centres, Western Sydney development and the renewal work in Sydney,” said AILA NSW President Mark Tyrrell.

“Landscape architects represent a profession increasingly dominating policy debate. Landscape architects are beginning to lead policy making to deliver exemplary outcomes for our cities, towns, regions and their inhabitants.”

The winners of Awards of Excellence or Landscape Architecture Awards will be considered for the AILA National Landscape Architecture Awards, to be announced at the AILA International Festival of Landscape Architecture on the Gold Coast in October.

Civic landscape

Award of Excellence

Matron Ruby Grant Park – Sprout Landscape Architecture in collaboration with CAB Consulting

Parks and Open Space

Award of Excellence

Bungarribee at Doonside, Western Sydney Parklands Trust – JMD Design

Play Spaces

Award of Excellence

The Ian Potter Children’s Wild Play Garden at Centennial Parklands – Aspect Studios


Award of Excellence

‘Enviro Cycle’ – Woolooware Shared Pathway Stage 6 – Sutherland Shire Council


Award of Excellence

Bald Hill – Wollongong City Council

Urban Design

Landscape Architecture Award

Woolgoolga Town Centre Masterplan – Lat27 and Coffs Harbour City Council

Landscape Planning

Landscape Architecture Award

Southern Parklands Vision 2036 at Western Sydney Parklands – Turf Design Studio and Environmental Partnership Collaboration (TDEP)

Research, Policy and Communication

Award of Excellence

Greener Places – Government Architect NSW (GANSW)

Landscape Architecture Award

Interpretive Wonderings – Interpretive Wonderings Team

Landscape Architecture Award

Brilliant Cities – Aecom

Community Contribution

Award of Excellence

Hassell Travelling Scholarship – Hassell


Award of Excellence

Eve – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

Cultural Heritage

Award of Excellence

Coal Loader Platform – North Sydney Council

Landscape Architecture Award

Plantbank – 360 Degrees Landscape Architects

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