2020 National Landscape Architecture Awards: Landscape Architecture Award for Parks & Open Space.

Winner: Sunvale Community Park by Brimbank City Council

 

 

 

 

 

The $3.65 million Sunvale Community Park was officially opened September in 2018 funded by Brimbank City Council ($800,000), the Victorian Government ($2.6 million), and Melbourne Water ($150,000). The Victorian Government supported the development of the skate park by providing $100,000 from Sports and Recreation Victoria. Sunvale Community Park includes:

  • a skate park & play spaces (including water play)
  • a large, green ‘kick-a-ball’ space
  • basketball ring and exercise equipment
  • stormwater treatment system with sub-ground water storage for irrigation
  • a large shelter for gatherings and events
  • 100 additional trees
  • The Five Elementsartworks created by local Aboriginal artists
  • BBQ facilities, public toilets and an edible garden.

Jury citation:

Sunvale Community Park represents the rebirth of the former Sunvale Primary School into a vital community asset. The new park was the outcome of a collaboration between the council and the community, creating a shared vision and, ultimately, a series of wonderful, unpretentious park uses and elements that have been adapted by users of all ages and social and cultural backgrounds. Effective water harvesting via a 100,000-litre underground tank and reuse of this critical resource enables year-round green lawns for ball games.

Location: Sunshine (VIC) Aboriginal Nation: Kulin Nations

https://landscapeaustralia.com/articles/2020-national-landscape-architecture-awards-landscape-architecture-award-for-parks-and-open-space-3/

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