In collaboration with McGregor Westlake Architects
Client: Liverpool City Council
Project dates: 2017 - ongoing
Lighthorse Park is located south east of Liverpool CBD on the banks of the Georges River. Several heritage items are located within or adjacent to Lighthorse Park including Liverpool Weir one of the earliest surviving stone weirs constructed in Australia and the former Liverpool Railway Bridge. Gallagher Studio has been commissioned to prepare a landscape assessment and concept master plan for the park.
Liverpool is undergoing rapid transformation, with new residential apartments proposed to the south of the park, bringing an additional 4000 new residents to the local area. This residential community is culturally diverse, with around 45 languages spoken within 400 metres of the park. The 5 hectare park although an important open space resource is under used. The park is difficult to access from the CBD, due to a substantial level change and interface to the Main South Rail Line and Southern Sydney Freight Line. The lack of active edges around the park along with dense planting reduces visibility and has created an isolated park. The brief is to develop a concept plan that improves access, provides new amenities, and recognise the park’s unique ecological context and cultural history.