Team effort for Parramatta Park awards

HAA were recently advised by our client, the Parramatta Park Trust, that we were part of an award winning team in this year’s awards of the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (NSW)(AILA).

The Plan of Management and Conservation Management Plan, know as Your Parramatta Park 2030, won two NSW Awards of Excellence in the Land Management and Cultural Heritage categories.

Written using a team model, the Plan integrated the different disciplines of hydrology, soil management, aboriginal history and significance both pre and post invasion, and European history and significance.

The Plan sets goals for the next decade to ensure the Park remains protected and preserved for current and future generations.

AILA jury’s citation said the Plan successfully integrates a culturally significant 85-hectare landscape spanning the Cumberland Plain Woodland, the Parramatta River, open grasslands, sporting fields and heritage structures – ‘no easy task’.

“The Parramatta Park 2030 Plan is a rare breed of documentation – informative, educative, practical and accessible,” the judges said.

The Plan is available for reading on the Parramatta Park website.