ST LEONARDS PARK
In collaboration with Collins & Turner Architects, CRED Consulting and Alluvium
Location: North Sydney
Client: North Sydney Council
Project dates: 2016 - ongoing
North Sydney Council engaged Gallagher Studio to prepare a low intervention landscape master plan for St Leonards Park. The team led by Gallagher Studio includes CRED, social planners and consultation experts, Collins and Turner Architects and environmental engineer Richard McManus of Alluvium. The objectives of the project are to improve and enhance the park landscape and recreation opportunities for a range of park users and to develop options for additional facilities that could be provided in the park to meet community needs. The project also aims to resolve existing circulation and access issues for pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles.
The team undertook a comprehensive review of the park, including its historical evolution, current structure, elements and use. This was undertaken in parallel with community surveys to gather preliminary information on the community issues and aspirations. This information was then used to develop preliminary park principles and options which were then tested through wider community consultation. The draft master plan is now open for public exhibition.