Queanbeyan, NSW

Like many riverfront cities, Queanbeyan CBD has over many years turned its back on its greatest asset – the Queanbeyan River. The Queen Elizabeth II Park and Collette Street upgrade redresses this problem. It re-connects the city with its river and establishes the river foreshore as a valuable public asset.

A large central lawn, shaded by eucalypts overlooks the river. A long sloping lawn and terraced amphitheatre provide opportunities for visitors to view, enjoy and re-connect with the river.

The now activated waterfront provides a focus for river-based activities and events.  For the “Symphony by the River” the Canberra Symphony Orchestra played to a large crowd that filled all available amphitheatre seating and the lawn terrace.

A large multiuse plaza provides spaces for community events and markets.  Popular, interactive water features allow children to engage with water.

Client: Queanbeyan Palerang Regional Council
Services: Design development and documentation
Project Value: $4.2M
Date: 2014-2017

2017. Landscape Architecture Award.

Australian Institute of Landscape Architects NSW

2017. NSW / ACT “Park of the Year” – Parks and Leisure Australia

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