A chronicle of our projects, thoughts and drawings.
We are pleased with Landcom’s announcement on 20 May 2022 of the proposed transformation of the Former Bulli Hospital site to support a diverse mix of housing that will be integrated with the surrounding community, contributing to much needed housing supply.
We assisted Landom with pre-planning urban design and look forward to seeing how Landcom proceeds to evolve the site into a diverse, affordable and sustainable new neighbourhood.
The official media release is available here: https://www.landcom.com.au/news/media/new-dawn-for-former-bulli-hospital-site/
For further project information, visit Landcom’s website: https://www.landcom.com.au/places/bulli/
Great to see Fairfield City Council’s vision for the LGA progressing to reality with LAHC’s recent announcement of the $112m Kamira Court, Villawood development and the public exhibition of the urban design studies and associated LEP changes for Fairfield City Centre.
LFA, together with CityPlan’s Helen Deegan and Sonny Embleton, were engaged back in 2017 by Council to undertake an Urban Design Study for Villawood, which has informed the rezoning and urban transformation of Villawood Town Centre. Our vision was to set an urban design framework to attract more investment, provide more housing, improving access and connectivity, and create opportunities for more generous and inclusive public domain.
In 2019, the LFA + City Plan collaborative was again engaged by Council to expand the work on Fairfield City Centre Key Sites to the entire City Centre. A consultative process provided us with important insights into the aspirations of both landowners and the community, which informed our urban design and planning work. The result is an urban design framework that seeks to balance development opportunities with community benefits, guiding future planning proposals and development applications to maximise on the unique characteristics, opportunities, amenity and vibrancy that Fairfield City Centre can offer.
Great to see some of our work on the big screen.
Western Parkland City Authority CEO, Dr. Sarah Hill, delivered a keynote speech at the UDIA NSW NextGen West conference about the Authority’s role in driving opportunities in the Western Parkland City catalysed by government investment and the new Western Sydney International Airport.
The slide she is talking to is a graphic we prepared demonstrating the scale of opportunity in the Western Parkland City –
a 72km growth corridor that is twice the size of Canberra and the same distance from Cronulla to Palm Beach.
The graphic is one of many we’ve prepared as part of our role in leading the mapping, cartography and spatial analysis work for the Authority’s roadmap for delivering a green, connected and advanced Western Parkland City.
(Image source: Western Parkland City Authority)
Congratulations to all the winners and highly commended entrants in the Public Space Ideas Competition! The competition was finalised with the online awards ceremony held last night, showcasing an explosion of creative energy and a great palette of ideas (from over 500 entries) for the Greater Sydney Parklands Authority to consider.
We were up for the challenge and submitted an entry with a focus on reimagining the Cahill Expressway (along with several other participants) and its alienating and oppressive effect on Sydney’s premier harbour gateway.
“Remaking the Cahill” proposed a journey from Bennelong headland to Barrangaroo headland along a new 1.4ha activated green corridor, eliminating cars and providing a universally accessible public open space for residents, workers and visitors to enjoy. No longer a hated expressway but enhanced as an expression of city renewal as a greenway.