NSW/ACT Awards Submissions

Welcome, to the NSW/ACT Awards Submissions! Here you can review this years PLA Awards of Excellence Submissions. If you have any enquiries about the awards, please feel free to reach out to the National Office team.

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Wadanggari Park

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Arcadia Landscape Architecture

Joint Organisation:

Lane Cove Council

Overview:

The only park built over a railway line in Australia, Wadanggari Park is the result of innovative thinking and a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach. This highly complex project delivers much-needed public open space to the St Leonards CBD, supporting the new residential and commercial communities moving into the suburb. Wadanggari Park provides significant open space amenity with spaces for play, passive recreation, events, alfresco dining, vibrant retail and pedestrian connections to existing and future public transport infrastucture.


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Blackheath Memorial Park Makeover

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Blue Mountains City Council

Overview:

Blackheath Memorial Park has been restored to its rightful place as a tourism destination and Blackheath's social hub. Celebrating the water flowing through the former swamp and respecting its English Garden Landscape Style, inviting and inclusive facilities and unique ground-water fed water play nestle into the slopes between the lovely old cold climate plantings. ate


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Ruddock Park Upgrade - A Park for Everyone

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Hornsby Shire Council

Joint Organisation:

Group GSA

Overview:

Ruddock Park, a park for everyone, resulted from a transformative upgrade, introducing innovative features such as a Learn-to-Ride play area, spaces for tweens (9-12 years old), active play for teenagers, accessible pathways, and inclusive amenities. Through extensive community consultation, the park's design was refined to meet diverse needs, including improved accessibility and recreational facilities for all ages. With its vibrant new infrastructure and sustainable design elements, Ruddock Park stands as a model of inclusive and engaging public space for the community to enjoy.


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Corcoran Park Dog Park

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Clarence Valley Council

Overview:

The Corcoran Park dog park project included the remediation of a former landfill site and the transformation into a premier community space. The park overlooks the Clarence River and includes an active and quiet dog areas which have an agility course, podium, a huge digging pit, connection pathways throughout, a dry riverbed with logs, rocks and native grass species and a huge area to run. Inside the fence, this premier park is so much more - it's a meeting place. People and pooches of all ages, stages, abilities and sizes are meeting at the park, forming friendships and connections.


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Submitting Organisation:

City of Canada Bay Council

Overview:

The $8.7 million McIlwaine Park River Activation and Foreshore Upgrade project, funded by the NSW Government and City of Canada Bay, has accessible pathways and picnic facilities with the standout feature an inviting dry beach on the river edge, featuring large, stepped sandstone access points to the water, and inter-tidal discovery rockpools. Along with connecting to nature, the foreshore improvements create an idyllic space to sit, be still and enjoy the vista of the Parramatta River, and escape the contrasting busy neighbourhood only a few hundred meters away


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Parks for People - Beaumont Hills

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Infrastructure

Overview:

Beaumont Hills is an innovative park located in a high growth area that demonstrates local, regional, and state alignment through its careful integration with strategic planning frameworks and has been delivered under the NSW Government’s Parks for People program.


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Nurragingy Reserve

Park of the Year Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Blacktown City Council

Overview:

Nurragingy Reserve is Blacktown City Council’s most iconic park and is beloved by the community. Developing and transforming over time, it has continued to retain its high status through offering diverse recreational opportunities and experiences that caters to all demographics. By showcasing the environment at the forefront in all our work, Council has fostered a strong connection between the community and Nurragingy Reserve.


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