Gymea Glade in Helensburgh

UmbaCo prepared a Master plan and site specific art concepts in association with Jane Cavanough, a public artist. A custom designed adventure playground with the emphasis on mining history has been built as well as a new timber boardwalk and extensive wetland fringe planting. The latest rain garden technology has been implemented in cooperation with engineers. A continued bushregeneration of the existing riparian corridor including an ecologically endangered community of Southern Sydney Sheltered Forest  is a part of ongoing works on site. This place has become a heart of a new residential subdivision in Helensburgh.

Awards

Winner of LCA Awards of Excellence in Category ‘Recreational’ in 2009

Project

Gymea Glade in Helensburgh

Location

Helensburgh, NSW

Client

Landcom and Wollongong City Council
Budget $ 850 000

Completion

2008

Key Consultants

UmbaCo Landscape Architects
Artlandish Art and Design
Cynthia Turner
J.Wyndham Prince and Cardno Engineers