Parklands recognised at national awards

Tyrrellstudio was recognised at the AILA National Awards for its Southern Parklands design framework, in collaboration with Western Sydney Parklands. Pictured are Sarah Yates, Joshua French, Mark Tyrrell, Dan Sharp and Saneia Nort.
Tyrrellstudio was recognised at the AILA National Awards for its Southern Parklands design framework, in collaboration with Western Sydney Parklands. Pictured are Sarah Yates, Joshua French, Mark Tyrrell, Dan Sharp and Saneia Nort.

The Western Sydney Parklands was recognised with two awards of excellence at last week's Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Awards.

After winning three awards at the state awards, the Parklands - which includes parts of Fairfield and Liverpool - and its consultants were acknowledged for its Plan of Management 2030 and the Southern Parklands Framework, which was a collaboration with Tyrrellstudio.

The Plan of Management 2030 - which guides the planning and management of the Parklands over the next decade - was honoured in the category of landscape planning.

The Southern Parklands Framework draws on the Parklands' unique characteristics and offers exciting new infrastructure and sculptural interventions celebrating a sense of place which includes a new iconic 8.5 kilometre Western Ridges Walk. It's award of excellence was presented in the parks and open space category.

Western Sydney Parkland's Executive Director Suellen Fitzgerald said they were delighted to have been recognised along with our consultants at the "prestigious awards" alongside such high-calibre Australian projects.

"Western Sydney Parklands is Sydney's biggest backyard where people of all backgrounds come together to meet, play, relax and simply enjoy nature," she said.

Western Sydney Parklands Trust Director Parklands Strategy and Development, Joshua French receives the AILA National Award for the Parkland's Plan of Management 2030

Western Sydney Parklands Trust Director Parklands Strategy and Development, Joshua French receives the AILA National Award for the Parkland's Plan of Management 2030

"We're proud to offer world-class sporting and recreation venues, award-winning playgrounds, urban farms and fantastic events spaces.

"Thanks to all our consultants and staff for their ongoing hard work. We will continue to create, innovate and commit to design excellence so our beautiful Parklands remain among Australia's top open spaces."