Waterways and Foreshores

“Water lies at the heart of every Australian landscape, even our deserts,” says Managing Director Crosbie Lorimer. “So the need to meaningfully integrate this critical resource in all our environments – be they urban, suburban or natural – is central to the health of our waterways and communities.”

Our team’s experience in this field of work dates back more than 40 years, to the pivotal role played by Leonard Lynch, CLOUSTON’s Managing Director, in the preparation of the strategic planning report “Parameters for the River” – a suite of guidelines for the restoration of and access to the Parramatta River and its foreshores.

Since that time, CLOUSTON has led the planning and design of more than 40 major waterways projects across Australia, ranging from the Todd and Charles River Master Plan in the NT, the Clarence Valley Master Plan, Penrith Lakes Strategic Plan and ‘Our River’ Master Plan for the Nepean River in NSW, through to the Mission Beach Visitor Centre in Far North Queensland.

At a more local level, our integration of Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) into major long-term development projects such as The Ponds in Sydney’s west has brought a restored creek system into the heart of a new community.

Water is at the very heart of life so it’s health is critical to our experience of place