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2020 End of Year Wrap Up

Despite the challenges of 2020, it has been a successful year for LFA.

In urban design, we’ve continued our work in the revitalisation of urban centres, with the public exhibition of Beverly Hills Town Centre Master Plan and having assisted Canterbury Bankstown Council review seven local centres and associated setback and design controls. In terms of campus master planning, we were pleased to be retained by NSW Health Infrastructure (as part of the Jacobs team) to progress our pre-planning phase ideas to Stage 1 Redevelopment of the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. Our work in heritage master planning has continued with the further development and refinement of the master plan for the heritage-listed Kenmore Hospital site outside of Goulburn. And our precinct planning for new communities is set to continue in the new year as part of the NSW Government’s priority projects to be fast-tracked by the Planning Delivery Unit.

In planning, we reached a milestone with the submission of a Planning Proposal for 215ha of land masterplanned by LFA in Kingscliff. The proposal includes major open space and conservation areas; over 2,100 dwellings; town centre expansion; and tourist accommodation. Working collaboratively with landowners, we prepared an updated Structure Plan and

commenced preparation of a Planning Proposal for the 931ha West Wilton precinct in Sydney’s South West Growth Area. With Central Coast Council, we have continued work on the 85ha Jilliby Stage 2 rural residential rezoning. We’ve also been assisting the Western Parkland City Authority and Greater Sydney Commission on various exciting strategic planning and delivery-focused projects.

In architecture, we saw the completion of Rocky Point House in Killcare. The public exhibition of 117 Campbell Street Narooma marks the first of a number of residential projects that LFA has been engaged to design, document and secure planning approval for in the South Coast. We are also pleased to see that construction is well underway for Oriel apartments.

This year we have also welcomed Jason Duda and Carla Mamaril as company Directors, who will continue to collaborate with clients and consultants and build on the company’s strengths.

Thanks to all our valued clients and collaborators for another successful year and we look forward to working within you again in 2021.


Look inside an exemplar of urban living

Designed by LFA in collaboration with Tonkin Zulaika Greer in 2000, Centric was the first residential stage of Victoria Park, comprising 46 apartments and 16 terrace houses.


This video offers a rare insight into one of Centric’s terraces and demonstrates the enduring quality of good design and density done well.


A vision realised over the decades

A recent article by Frasers Property Australia chronicled the 50-year realisation of The Waterfront at Shell Cove project.

Our contribution to this unique project as master planner, landscape designer and town planner spans over three decades – from securing Ministerial

Consent for the boat harbour, to the award-winning concept design, and to the detailed designed guidelines for each of the residential precincts.

It’s a testament to our longevity as a truly visionary and interdisciplinary practice.


2019 end of year wrap up

It’s been another successful year for LFA

In urban design, we’ve continued to build on the strengths of our previous work, having been retained by Georges River Council and Fairfield City Council to envision the revitalisation of Beverly Hills Town Centre and Fairfield City Centre.

Our work on new communities and priority precincts for State Government is set to resume in the new year in line with the Governments’ new approach to precinct planning.

In planning, we’ve contributed to the approval of two more precincts at Shell Cove, Precincts F and G. We’ve also continued to assist the Greater Sydney Commission with various projects.

In architecture, we’re pleased to have designed the first approved apartment building complex in the Castle Hill Showground Station Precinct, Oriel by CBD Core.

Thanks to all our valued clients and collaborators for the achievements of 2019 and we look forward to working within you again in 2020.