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Macarthur Gardens North Entry Progress

24.08.2016

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24.08.2016

Macarthur Gardens North Entry Progress

JMD design were engaged by Stockland to develop a solution for the entry to Marsden Park from Richmond Rd. This involved developing a solution to integrate a large zone substation with the landscape to provide a unique and distinctive sense of arrival.

 

A kit of parts was developed to achieve this including large sculptural elements (the bubbles). JMD worked up the concept of the bubbles closely with the structural engineer Northrop to ensure wind loading and other forces were factored in. Endeavor Energy were consulted during the design process and signed of the design during the REF process. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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9.06.2016

 
 
Bungarribee has been featured in channel 7 News.

https://au.news.yahoo.com/video/watch/31786997/fo7-prospect-rezone-huntingwood-east/

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6.05.2016

 
 
 

Sod-Turning Ceremony

Green Square Community and cultural Precinct sod turning ceremony, photo credit: City of Sydney.

A sod-turning ceremony took place in Sydney 27th April at the former South Sydney Hospital site to symbolise the start of construction as the site was nominated to become a community hub for the Green Square Town Centre development, providing a civic focus for the future community within a precinct with a unique early 20th century institu­tional character.

JMD design have been engaged by the City of Sydney to prepare a Public Domain Coordination Plan (PDCP) for the site as we­ll as to develop design proposals for the public open spaces within the hospital precinct which will include a playground and youth play area as well as incorporate an artwork element by Colombian artist Maria Fernanda Cardoso.

Heritage elements such as the former hospital building and brick wall on Joynton Avenue were carefully integrated in the design having provided inspiration for a consistent playground theme.

The open space, community hub and Green Infrastruc­ture facilities proposed for the hospital precinct will complement a string of other recreation and community provisions planned for the area, within a campus characterised by its heritage elements.

 

Original Article: http://www.sydneymedia.com.au/breaking-ground-on-green-square-creative-hub/

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22.03.2016

 

Some of the upcoming 1000L Ficus macrophyllas for the Northern Basins, Oran Park at Alpine Nursery.

Installation proposed later this year.

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The new Display Village Park at Oran Park takes shape.

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29.02.2016

 

Landscape architects are forging a Living Cities Alliance to advise the government on how to create more liveable, green cities.

Leaders from more than 50 urban planning, infrastructure, utilities and greening organisations met with MPs in Canberra, at a workshop hosted by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA).

James Grant, Principal at JMDdesign in Sydney, AILA National Councillor, Chair of the AILA National Advocacy Committee and Advocate of 202020 Vision, shares his perspective.

The Living Cities Alliance is a great initiative led by AILA to inform government policy and influence how our cities are shaped in the future. It has an emphasis on liveable cities, quality public space and green infrastructure.

Importantly it places landscape architects at the fore in the government’s mind when it comes to solving key challenges facing our cities.

The AILA workshop in Canberra aimed to develop key policy recommendations to inform the greening of Australian cities and the government’s Cities Policy position paper, which we expect to be released in coming months.

There was consensus about the positive impacts of greening cities, including reducing health and energy costs, increasing retail, sense of community and social equity, and the significant environmental benefits.

“Liveable, green and vibrant cities are absolutely critical to Australia’s prosperity,” said Greg Hunt, Minister for the Environment.

It places landscape architects at the fore in the government’s mind.
A key outcome was founding the Living Cities Alliance, which will enable a consultative framework to inform the government’s policy development.

Landscape architects have previously been involved in Built Environment Meets Parliament (BEMP), but to my knowledge this is the first time federally. Landscape architects have led the way on influencing government policy on cities.

The Living Cities Alliance will develop five priority policy areas for the government’s consideration. Opportunities include:

A National Green Streets pilot program to support economic, social and environmental development in our urban and suburban centres.
Accelerating green roof installation using incentives such as the creation and trading of stormwater retention credits.
A national Grey to Green retrofit investment fund to help leverage private sector investment for enhancing green spaces in our urban centres.
Piloting creative financing mechanisms for precinct-scale green infrastructure investment, such as the Green Benefit Districts launched in the City of San Francisco.
Since the event the Turnbull Government ministerial reshuffle has seen the appointment of Angus Taylor MP as Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation.

This replaces the role of Minister for Cities and Built Environment and moves from the cities portfolio in the Department of the Environment to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

While in reality this is a scaling back of the Minister for Cities role, it also presents more direct engagement with the Prime Minister’s Office in an area he has a keen interest in.

The workshop was presented in partnership with Engineers Australia, 202020 Vision, Lawn Solutions, Fleming’s Nurseries, Andreasens Green and AECOM.

Original article: http://streetfurniture.com/au/landscape-architects-meet-gov-mps/

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19.02.2016

 
 
JMD design were engaged by Stockland to develop a solution for the entry to Marsden Park from Richmond Rd.
This involved developing a solution to integrate a large zone substation with the landscape to provide a unique and distinctive sense of arrival.
A kit of parts was developed to achieve this including large sculptural elements (the bubbles). JMD worked up the concept of the bubbles closely with the structural engineer Northrop to ensure wind loading and other forces were factored in. Endeavor Energy were consulted during the design process and signed of the design during the REF process.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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18.02.2016

 

Aerial photo credit: Landscape Solutions.

JMD design have worked closely with our client, Western Sydney Parklands Trust, and contractors to deliver the first stage of Bungarribee Parklands.  The completed works focus on providing access to this significant regional parkland and include new walking trails, parking areas and entry structures that delineate the future forests that will extend through the park.

The next stage of works includes a significant regional play space, picnic facilities and recreation areas.  These works are currently out for tender with construction to commence in April/May 2016.

The Stage 1 works have been constructed by Antoun Civil and the entry works constructed by Landscape Solutions.