Clermont Park

LocationEdmondson Park, New South Wales, Australia

Intelligent design realised with non-invasive materials to protect the site’s endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland delivered a local park featuring modified shelters, BBQ facilities, public art, and a children’s playground to provide a sense of community for residents.

Clermont Park is situated within the South West Growth Centre. Owned by LANDCOM NSW, the site contains remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland (CPW), that is currently listed as an Endangered Ecological Community and is to be retained and protected. A natural coloured, sensitive and non-invasive materials palette was utilised to be sensitive to the remnant CPW on site.
The land parcel has been significantly elevated as the surrounding road network has cut into the existing grade. This has allowed the design to better utilise the extensive views over the roof tops of the new housing development towards the north-west. Majority of the public amenity, such as shelters, picnic settings and BBQ’s are located on this elevated land to maximise views and capture breezes. The main focal point of the park is a significant piece of public art by Milne & Stonehouse, located on the highest point. The design also incorporates a children’s playground to the south-western edge of the CPW, taking advantage of natural shade.
The project showcases a high level of sophistication in construction details and demonstrates how our close collaboration with the project manager and contractor achieved an excellent client outcome. Clermont Park will provide a sense of community and cater to residents’ recreational needs, contributing to a thriving residential development.