Canberra City Farm is being developed by a volunteer community organisation on a two hectare site in the east of Canberra. Fresh Landscape Design undertook consultation with members of the group and produced a master plan for the site that is being used to guide development of the farm as funds and volunteer labour is available.

Prior to acquiring the site for the city farm, the group (under the banner of Urban Agriculture Australia) built demonstration vegetable gardens at Floriade in 2013 and 2014. Fresh landscape Design worked with the group to design and build the gardens and spent time at the site during Floriade to educate the public about urban farming.

 

 

Crystal Creek Meadows provides luxury boutique accommodation and is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales. Fresh Landscape Design developed an overall landscape plan for the property early in its development. The brief was to provide a series of elegant and romantic landscapes to sit in the rural landscape and enhance the bed and breakfast accommodation. The      overall plan included two themed gardens around the accommodation cottages, the entry drive, a ‘Crooked Mile Way’ walk around the property and an observatory platform. The resulting landscapes now form an integral part of the Crystal Creek Meadows experience.

 

 

This project involved developing a concept plan to link the car park areas between the Bombala River and the main street in Bombala. After discussions with Council and the business community, we developed a plan to extend the riverside tree plantings into an existing asphalt car park and the across Therry Street into a new reinforced grass area for parking and community events. The concept also provides an accessible path linking the main street to the river and several pocket parks. Development of a street furniture and materials palette includes reuse of hardwood timber salvaged from the site.


The trees planted in the early 20th century were dying, cars were driving on the oval, there was nowhere to sit and community groups had hopes of adding new amenities including playgrounds and fitness facilities, BBQ areas, picnic shelters, tennis courts and places for cultural celebrations. The Bungendore Park is where the village plays, swims, celebrates and rests.

After extensive consultation with community groups and research into the heritage of the park, a master plan was created. This provides a plan of action for tree replacement and co-ordination of projects, which is being implemented as funds become available.

This 348ha university campus on the NSW south coast has extensive natural, indigenous and historic heritage features including a number of endangered ecological communities, archaeological sites of significance and heritage buildings associated with European settlement. Since it was gifted to the ANU in 1975, university groups, international visitors and others have used the site for research, field trips, workshops and meetings.

LociGenesis and Fresh Landscape Design collaborated to develop a masterplan, enabling a conversation with the key stakeholder groups to identify a vision for how the site could accommodate increased use for international research meetings, community outreach programs and university academic programs while protecting and valuing the natural and heritage assets of the site. The focus is on sustainable future use that supports the conservation of the site values.

The existing campus accommodation, facilities and land management approach have developed over time in a relatively ad hoc way. The masterplan process provided a chance to review the existing asset, the links to the local, regional and national community and opportunities to enhance the value of the site. The masterplan provides a physical organising structure that ties together key existing facilities into a plan for progressive development of the site. It focuses initially on a key communal hub and management of grasslands and forests. This is followed by upgrades of specialist facilities and accommodation as use of the campus expands.

As part of the Australian National University’s Strategic Facilities brief (Melinda Dodson Architiects) Fresh Landscape Design prepared a Landscape Master plan. The plan addressed the specific sensitivities of the site, its buildings and heritage values while seeking to improve the environmental performance and the usability of the facilities. The plan also provided strategies to integrate presently disjointed open spaces and improve the visual appeal and flow of parking and pedestrian spaces. New planting designs were developed to enhance the site while incorporating existing trees and plantings of significance.

The Les Reardon Reserve is located in Bywong, a rural residential area north of Canberra. Managed by the Bywong Community Association, the reserve needed a new masterplan to provide direction for the sites’ development and use over the next decade. The reserve is home to the Bywong Community Hall, the Bywong Pony Club and an outdoor public area that hosts the annual car boot sale. Fresh Landscape design developed a Masterplan to improve access to the Reserve while protecting and restoring the natural environment in and around the area.  The Masterplan also improved the efficiency of use of the Reserve.  Work arising from the masterplan to date includes upgrading of pony club facilities and the opening of a new children’s playground adjacent to the Community Hall.