Doonside, NSW

In 1825 settler John Campbell built Bungarribee House in the picturesque style made popular in England by architect John Nash. Until its demolition in 1957, the house had successive owners and was primarily used as a horse stud in the 1840s, becoming prominent for the quality of racehorses bred there.

In developing Bungarribee Estate (see Residential Communities Portfolio), a residential initiative located by the 29-kilometre Western Sydney Parklands, Landcom (now Urban Growth NSW) retained the former estate property as a heritage park, with a view park mirroring the 1858 painting illustrated above by Joseph Fowles. The design of the park developed by CLOUSTON reflected the footprint of the former Bungarribee house and references were made to other buildings on the site, including a barn and former convict barracks. Significant remnant trees, including a Hoop pine, Bunya pine and large Fig, were incorporated into the design. A belvedere lookout provided views down the vista park.

Client: UrbanGrowth NSW (formerly Landcom)
Services: Design development, documentation
Budget: $5 million
Date: 2009 – 2015
Awards:  AILA NSW 2016 Landscape Architecture Award for Cultural Heritage

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