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Barangaroo Headland Park

Plant Procurement, Soils Specification and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority

“Barangaroo's Headland Park will be a spectacular place for everyone to enjoy. It will provide a new vantage point for Sydneysiders and visitors alike to watch the action on Sydney Harbour at the same time as they soak up the atmosphere of six hectares of lush, naturalistic parkland”.

The new Headland Park will be constructed as a naturalistic park on previous industrial waterfront land.

To create a naturalistic landscape requires considerable research and understanding of natural systems.

This workshop, brought to you by AILA's platinum sponsor Andreasens Green and the Barangaroo Delivery Authority, will provide participants with a comprehensive summary of the myriad of technical aspects that will be required to procure and deliver this new waterfront open space.

The workshop will include discussion overlooking the site from the Barangaroo Delivery Authority offices and a site visit of Barangaroo Headland including the platform overlooking the sandstone prototype.


Speakers include:

Stuart Pittendrigh FAILA

With 45 years practice experience and a notable project base Stuart Pittendrigh retains a hands on approach to landscape design, project direction and involvement. Stuart appears regularly as an expert witness in court matters where his successful representation is founded on his many years of experience in broad aspects of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Arboricultural matters. Stuart continues to make a major contribution to the profession and practice of Landscape Architecture, Horticultural Consulting & Arboricultural Assessment & Reporting. Stuart for the past 5 years has judged the annual design awards for AILDM and for the past 31 years he has judged the finals awards for the Landscape Contractors Association of NSW (LCA).  

As the Horticultural Consultant for the project appointed by the Authority, Stuart has worked in collaboration with Adrian Pilton and Adam Robilliard of JWP Architects/Landscape Architects, Peter Walker of PWP California and Simon Leake of SESL.  Stuart will be speaking with regard to the approach taken and the selection of the planting species to be used in the development of the Barangaroo Headland Park.

Simon Leake, Sydney Environmental & Soil Laboratory

Simon is Principal and Director of SESL Australia. Established in 1984 SESL and Simon soon established themselves in the landscape soils technology area providing soil reuse and reconstruction advice to many major projects including Darling Harbour, Sydney Olympic Park, Twin Creeks residential and golf course, Second Ponds Creek and many others. SESL and Simon provide advice and testing to all the major soil suppliers in NSW and some interstate. Simon sat on three Australian Standards committees and for nearly 10 years on the Royal Botanic Gardens trust committee. Simon is a frequent presenter, lecturer and writer in the area of urban and landscape soil science. The ideas used at Barangaroo have developed out of work with Hassell and Peter Walker at Sydney Olympic Park.

Tim Carroll – Project Manager
Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries

As a qualified Horticulturist and Arborist Tim has implemented a specific Street Tree production program at Andreasens Green and oversees the training of all staff for tree production and maintenance - particularly to the Natspec standard. Tim has gained a wide range of experience through his various roles in Amenity Horticulture and the Wholesale Nursery Industry which spans over 18 years.

As Project Manager for Andreasens Green, he has exposure to many large scale landscape, government and council projects with his specialty in advanced tree supply. His current focus is as Project Manager for the Barangaroo Headland Park Plant Material Supply. Tim will discuss some of the logistics in the supply requirements and the production of stock for Barangaroo Headland Park.

Darren Mason – Chief Operations Officer
Andreasens Green Wholesale Nurseries

Known across the nursery and landscape Industries, Darren Mason’s name is synonymous with that of Andreasens Green. Qualified in Horticulture, Landscape Design and more recently in Business Management, Darren’s experience with Andreasens Green spans over 29 years.

Darren is a strong advocate of Natspec Standards. As Chief Operations Officer for Andreasens Green, Darren embraced the specification in its infancy, assisting the author with information for inclusion in the first edition in 1996 and the revised edition in 2003. Darren continues to support what is known as the industry standard and ensures that his Team applies these criteria to its plant production processes.

Darren will provide an overview of the role Andreasens Green is playing in the supply of plant material to the Barangaroo Headland Park.


Date :        Thursday 22 March


8.30am Registration Barangaroo Delivery Authority – Kent Street Office
9.00am  Overview of programme by Andreasens Green

Welcome to Barangaroo Delivery Authority by John Tabart, Chief Executive Officer.
Headland Park update, Phil Paris, Director Headland Park, Barangaroo Delivery Authority

  Speaker:  Stuart Pittendrigh FAILA – re plant selection
Speaker:  Simon Leake, SESL - soil specification
Speakers:  Tim Carroll & Darren Mason, Andreasens Green – Plant procurement
10:15 am Morning coffee break - light refreshments kindly provided by Andreasens Green
10.45 am Leave Authority office for guided tour of Barangaroo Headland site including the platform overlooking the sandstone prototype
12.00 Site tour finish
Event Concludes


Barangaroo Delivery Authority office
Level 21, AON, Maritime Trade Towers,  201 Kent Street, Sydney     
& site visit

Time   8.30am- 12.00pm


Book at with names of all participants

EVENT SPONSOR Andreasens Green



Workshop details

Thursday 22 March
8.30am to 12.00pm

Barangaroo Delivery Authority office, Level 21, AON
Maritime Trade Towers, 
201 Kent Street, Sydney     
& site visit

Book at with names of all participants

Free event

event sponsor

Jane Irwin

Vice President
Roger Jasprizza

Vikram Mukherjee

Secretary & CPD
James Grant

State Manager
Christina Bunbury
AILA NSW Chapter
02 9427 4669


Vision Statement

Resilient, engaging and healthy urban, regional and rural environments, designed in balance with natural and cultural systems.

Mission Statement

To advance the profession of Landscape Architecture in the service of the public interest and to provide leadership in the creation and stewardship of sustainable cities and settlements.