The Year Ahead

HAPPY NEW YEAR! As our office gears up for 2018, we begin by celebrating our achievements for 2017: • Lady Gowrie Child Care Centre, Erskineville. Gowrie NSW CEO Lynne Harwood joined the Minister for Early Childhood Education, Sarah Mitchell, to officially open the recently refurbished Centre and outdoor learning area. We are proud to be …

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National Awards of Excellence

Halvorsen Park Playground has received the National Playspace Award (<$0.5M) from Parks & Leisure Australia! In May, this playground won the Regional Playground Award (<$0.5M) for NSW/ACT, and we are thrilled it has been recognised in the National field! Our office is so proud of this community playground, which represents the nautical contribution Australia made during the Second …

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KIDSCAPE 2017

KIDSCAPE is part of the International Festival of Landscape Architecture and is aimed at making sure kids understand the importance of open space in our communities. On Sunday 15th October, KIDSCAPE will offer FREE fun outdoor activities for all kids, from 3 to 13yo. Come and play at First Fleet Park in The Rocks for a day …

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New publication

Yay (at last) it is here! Designing cities with children and young people: beyond playgrounds and skate parks / edited by Kate Bishop and Linda Corkery. Fiona is so proud to be a contributor in this book, with her chapter Designing with children: a practitioner’s perspective. Designing Cities with Children and Young People focuses on …

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Awards of Excellence

Our office is so excited and proud to be the recipient of the Regional (NSW/ACT) Playspace Award (<$0.5M) for Halvorsen Park. The project was an historic, creative design challenge, telling the story of one of Australia’s first submarines, HMAS AE2, an E Class Submarine, and the Halvorsen family who built 1500 leisure boats in Australia, and 250 boats for …

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World Forum

Fiona will be attending the World Forum on Early Care and Education in Auckland this May, presenting with fellow academics on the “Journey Into Nature” – discussing current issues in design for children and the future of outdoor/nature play. This forum is a unique opportunity for our office to connect with the international play industry, …

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KIDSCAPE 2016

It’s all been happening in Canberra! The 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture was hosted in Canberra from 27-30th October; aiming to connect the public with landscape architects. Amongst the exciting program was KIDSCAPE on Saturday 29th October in Haig Park- a free event of endless fun! 1000 people supported the event, with both kids and …

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Awards

AILA has announced the winner of Australia’s Best Playground, and the regional winners: Congratulations to the City of Melbourne – with Nature Play at Royal Park. The title of Best Playground is well deserved! Our own Lizard Log Plaground and Yokine Regional Inclusive Playspace won for the ACT/NSW and WA/NT/SA/QLD regions!   At the end of …

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Goodstart Childcare Centre opened by Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and State Attorney-General and Vaucluse MP Gabrielle Upton visited and officially opened our Goodstart Childcare Centre in Double Bay in December! Recognition from these dignitaries means A LOT to us! “This is the most amazing early learning centre I have ever seen in my life, I’ve seen quite a few,” said …

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