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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Yirran Muru Aboriginal Interpretative Playspace

Playspace Award (less than $500k)

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

Overview:

From the escarpment of the Merrigong mountains (the Illawarra Escarpment) to the sea, Yirran muru (many pathways) Playspace is a collaboration of Dharawal knowledge celebrating 65,000 years of Dharawal connection to Country, Dreaming stories, travel routes, and language. The playspace builds on extensive consultation and provides a complex and layered map of the area, comprising inclusive physical, social, and sensory play challenges along with discovery based learning opportunities. The immersive journey of discovery at Yirran muru Aboriginal Interpretive Playspace is the first of its kind.


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Riverside Play Space

Playspace Award (less than $500k)

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Overview:

Following a request from the North Side Progress Association for a new play area in 2021, PMHC (Port Macquarie Hastings Council) developed a draft concept design for a play space in March 2022 at Riverside Park on the North Shore. The play elements included in the design have been delivered in full, with a core focus on providing play for all ages and abilities. The upgrades, which include nature play elements, picnic shelter, connecting paths, landscaping and informal parking were all made possible courtesy of $140,000 Stronger Country Communities Fund in support from the NSW Government.


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Orange Green Playspace

Playspace Award (less than $500k)

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Ku ring gai Council

Overview:

Orange Green is a local park located next door to Turramurra North Public School. A playground upgrade was earmarked for Orange Green due to it being located adjacent to a primary school and in an area with a high proportion of young children. Council collaborated with design consultants Group GSA, to develop a concept plan that delivered a more accessible and inclusive play space to better serve the local community. Council’s goal was to create a safe, engaging and more inclusive recreational space that a broader range of users could enjoy. The result is an inviting place for meeting, playing


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