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Projects tagged 'North West – NW'


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Newman Town Centre

Client: LandCorp and Shire of East Pilbara
Location: Newman, WA
Dates: 2013 – 2018
Collaborators: LandCorp; Shire of East Pilbara; the Traditional Owners and Custodians of Newman, the Nyiyaparli and Martu; Cameron Chisolm Nicol; JDSI engineers; artists Lynette Wallworth, Sohan Ariel Hayes, Little Rhino Designs and Jahne Rees; and the community of Newman.

UDLA were part of a multidisciplinary team engaged by LandCorp on behalf of the Shire of East Pilbara to design the Newman Town Centre.

The three stage design process commenced with a master plan, which visualised the ‘big picture’ plan for Newman’s future.

The Place Management Plan (PMP) then refined the urban design and activation, program and management of the town centre, addressing the mechanics of how the town works, whilst consolidating community and stakeholder feedback to form a cohesive ‘idea’.

The recent construction of the Newman Town Square provided a final built outcome that engaged stakeholders, council, community, traditional owners and traditional custodians in a participatory design process to achieve a collective vision.

  • 2018 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Award of Excellence for Civic Landscape Architecture
  • 2018 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Award for Civic Landscape Architecture
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South Hedland Town Centre

Client: LandCorp
Location: South Hedland, WA
Dates: 2012 – 2015
Collaborators: LandCorp, Traditional Owner representatives and Hedland arts community

UDLA were part of a multidisciplinary team engaged by LandCorp to revitalise the South Hedland Town Centre.

UDLA’s responsibilities included initial planning, urban design and landscape architecture input, as well as ongoing design facilitation with Traditional Owners and the Hedland arts community. UDLA designed and documented the town square and surrounding public open space areas, as well as administering the landscape construction works and supervising the maintenance contract.

The landscape spaces were designed with a long-term vision in mind; the South Hedland Town Square was the first stage of works implemented from the larger South Hedland Town Centre project as a catalyst for the redevelopment of surrounding lots and existing buildings.

Due to the consultation processes and clear planning framework, both LandCorp and the Town of Port Hedland have been able to continue the surrounding developments with a positive direction for future works.


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Murujuga Cultural Management Plan

Client: Muurjuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC)
Location: Murujuga National Park, WA
Dates: 2014 – 2016
Collaborators: MAC, Murujuga Circle of Elders, Murujuga Land and Sea Unit, Applied Archaeology Australia, Weeriana Street Media, Vigilante Landscape Architecture

UDLA were engaged by Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) to assist in the creation of a long term management plan for Murujuga Country. The Murujuga Cultural Management Plan (MCMP) is a major document that explains and sets out the key Aboriginal law and custom, knowledge about places, plants, and animals, and the rules that should govern the use, access, preservation, and development of the Murujuga National Park.

The project team, alongside the Murujuga Circle of Elders and the Murujuga Rangers, has worked to gather knowledge about Murujuga through an extensive consultation process. Over an 18 month to 2 year process, this knowledge about country will be continually gathered, collated and mapped. It will be published as a substantial book, in both physical and electronic form, designed to be used and read by a wide range of people.

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Yawuru Cultural Management Plan

Client: Yawuru RNTHBC
Location: Broome, WA
Dates: 2010 – 2011
Collaborators: Yawuru RNTHBC

UDLA was commissioned by the Yawuru people of the Broome area to assist in the creation of a long-term management plan of Yawuru country. The Yawuru Cultural Management Plan (YCMP) has been produced under the guidance and leadership of multiple collaborators to produce a document to guide the joint management of the Yawuru Conservation Estates and achieve best practice outcomes.

The Plan explains how the Yawuru Registered Native Title Holders Body Corporate (RNTHBC) will be involved in managing country through their Ranger Program, working in partnership with the Department of Environment and Conservation, Shire of Broome, government agencies and researchers to make sure that country is cared for in the best possible way. It will respectfully drive conservation plans, land management decisions and design activities to ensure the management of country brings the greatest possible benefits to Yawuru people.

    • 2014 International Federation of Landscape Architecture, Asia-Pacific Region (IFLA APR) President’s Award
    • 2012 AILA Australian Medal for Landscape Architecture
    • 2012 AILA WA Medal for Landscape Architecture
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James Price Point Ethnobiological Report

Client: Kimberley Land Council (KLC)
Location: James Price Point, WA
Dates: 2010 – 2011
Collaborators: KLC, Traditional Owner representatives

The James Price Point Ethnobiological Report was prepared for the purposes of the Strategic Assessments being conducted by the Commonwealth Government into the proposed development of a common user Liquefi ed Natural Gas hub precinct at James Price Point, envisaged to process gas from the Browse Basin.

Ethnobiology refers to the relationship between a place and the Traditional Owners of that area, in particular, practices concerning biological elements such as marine and land based flora and fauna. James Price Point is the country of the Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr people. In collaboration with Traditional Owners from both groups and the KLC, UDLA produced a report which addressed and assesses the potential operational impacts of the LNG Precinct on the existing ethnobiological condition and its ecological components e.g. water, soils, geology and topography.

    • 2012 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Landscape Architecture Award
    • 2012 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Landscape Architecture Award