Collaboration between City Parklands Transition Services, Vee Design, Place Design Group and JFP
South Bank Parklands Waterway Management
City Parklands Transition Services
Southbank Parklands, Collaboration between City Parklands Transition Services, Vee Design, Place Design Group and JFP, Brisbane Marketing
The South Bank Parklands and the Main Lagoon and Beach are an iconic destination for Brisbane, one whose popularity demands significant behind the scenes management and careful stewardship of evolving design changes. This project has both successfully improved the water quality and safety of the lagoon, which now hosts over half a million swimmers per year, and through careful intervention, creative problem solving and exemplary coordination, added further value to the visitor experience.
This reworking and adaptation has been achieved through a comprehensive approach by the landscape architects who have embraced a full understanding of the spectrum of operational and design issues, boldly reinventing a much used asset and thereby avoiding the need to create a new standalone object.
This project is an excellent example of the important role of landscape architects in the ongoing strategic management and renewal of the public realm, and in ensuring the community’s investment in key urban spaces is carefully maintained and cultivated.
The South Bank model continues to exemplify the role and value of landscape architecture to the health and prosperity of our communities.