Parks Changing Australian Cities in the Virgin Australia Lounges across the Country

As part of the 2016 International Festival of Landscape Architecture, AILA in collaboration with Virgin Australia and supported by Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, WoodSolutions, Lawn Solutions Australia and the Green Building Council of Australia, delivered 5 different exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Canberra and Brisbane titled Parks Changing Australian Cities.


Each location featured 10 significant and influential vibrant new public spaces that have contributed to the cohesion, character and liveability of Australian Cities. The exhibition was supported with in-flight entertainment featuring AILA’s 50 year documentary. Watch the documentary here.  


The projects in each location are:


Canberra Virgin Lounge

National Arboretum

NewActon Precinct

Australian Garden, National Gallery of Australia

Reconciliation Place and Commonwealth Place

The Sanctuary, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve

Dickson and Lyneham Wetlands

Canberra Centenary Trail

Stromlo Forest Park

Eastern Valley Way Inlet Wetlands and Belconnen Skate Park

Lake Burley Griffin Parklands


Sydney Virgin Lounge

Ballast Point

Barangaroo Reserve

Blaxland Riverside Park

Darling Quarter

Sydney Olympic Park

Sydney Park

Victoria Park Public Domain

Western Sydney Parklands

Paddington Reservoir Gardens

Central Park Public Domain


Brisbane Virgin Lounge

Darwin Waterfront Public Domain

Robelle Domain Parklands

Roma Street Parkland

South Bank Parklands

The Broadwater Parklands

Cairns Waterfront

The Strand Foreshore Parkland

SW1 Urban Design

Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital

Rocks Riverside Park


Melbourne Virgin Lounge

Birrarung Marr

Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens

Royal Park

Federation Square

Geelong Waterfront

Keast Park

Richmond Terrace Park

McKenzie Falls Gorge Trail

Dandenong Civic Square

Swanston Street


Perth Virgin Lounge

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Esplanade Youth Plaza

Brookfield Place

Braithwaite Park

The Gap and Natural Bridge

Valley of the Giants - Tree Top Walk

Urban Orchard, Perth Cultural Centre

Elizabeth Quay

Geraldton Esplanade

Fitzgerald River National Park

Exhibition Partners


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