ARNCLIFFE & BANKSIA
In collaboration with Architectus
Location: Banksia and Arncliff Town Centres
Client: Department of Planning
Project Dates: 2014 - 2015
Gallagher Studio and project lead Architectus were engaged by the Department of Planning to prepare a place-based master plan for the Banksia and Arncliffe Town Centre. The project team recognised the key challenges facing the town centres were their fragmentation by rail and road infrastructure. The master plan adopted measures to improve connections and enhance localised neighbourhood conditions. Proposals included the development of new public open spaces in the heart of the town centres, streetscape improvements and upgraded connections to regional open space.
The master plan also sought to improve the quality of the Princes Highway Corridor by providing a continuous 6 metre wide deep soil landscape setback. This zone allows for retention of existing trees and provides space for new avenue trees, providing a green gateway to the precinct and improving highway amenity for pedestrians, motorists and residents. This proposal recognised land development patterns, allowing improvements to be implemented incrementally, with lot redevelopment.