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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Landrigan and Andrews Parks Master Plan

Strategic and Master Planning Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Port Macquarie Hastings Council

Overview:

Landrigan Park and Andrews Park, vital recreational hubs in Wauchope, require a master plan for sustainable development, considering community needs and environmental concerns. The plan, informed by a co-design workshop, prioritises enhancements like netball/multi-use hard courts, a footbridge connecting the parks, play space, and improved signage and amenities to enhance accessibility and community engagement.


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Submitting Organisation:

Otium Planning Group

Overview:

Allambi Care is planning for an innovate adaptation of existing industrial buildings in Lake Macquarie into an iconic, accessible and activated sport and recreation destination. The Rushfields Lifestyle Sport Precinct will provide a 3 hectare, year-round activated facility, that provides Olympic discipline skateboarding, a dedicated scooter park, rollers sports, indoor rock climbing, a surfing wave pool, a multipurpose court, obstacle course, mountain biking, BMX, skatecross, accommodation, food and beverage, administration and green space.


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MidCoast Parks and Recreation Strategic Planning Portfolio

Strategic and Master Planning Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

MidCoast Council

Overview:

The development of the MidCoast Parks and Recreation Planning Portfolio sets an industry benchmark for the management of public open space in Australia. We sought to identify the key planning components for our 826 parks and reserves, and having done that set about developing strategies for those key components. Managing open space, sport, recreation, play, skate, and the lighting of our sports facilities was acknowledged as being key to delivering outcomes for our community. The MidCoast Parks and Recreation Planning Portfolio presents to the parks industry a different way of doing planning.


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Northern Beaches Council Tree Canopy Plan

Strategic and Master Planning Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

Northern Beaches Council

Overview:

Exemplifies Councils vision integrating the built environment with nature, design our community around nature, retaining and enhancing our tree canopy, promoting greener communities and healthy lifestyles, connect our community through green and blue networks to promote active travel and healthy lifestyles. Ensure that development integrates and supports the surrounding natural environment. fostering innovation, embracing change, staying ahead of the curve in the everchanging government landscape and changing dynamics, providing a culture of continuous improvement, and strategic thinking.


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Parks for People

Strategic and Master Planning Award

NSW/ACT

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Submitting Organisation:

NSW Department of Planning, Housing and Industry

Overview:

The NSW Government's Parks for People Program allocates $50 million to develop high-quality public parks across Greater Sydney. In partnership with local councils, it delivers eight diverse parks through rigorous community consultation, ensuring they meet local needs. Emphasizing sustainability, the program incorporates eco-friendly design practices. Overall, Parks for People aims to enrich communities socially, economically, and environmentally, aligning with various planning objectives.


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