Bunya Precinct 6 – Development

Intelligent and collaborative design realised with non-invasive materials to protect the site’s endangered Cumberland Plain Woodland delivered a multi-use residential development with a high visual presence, WSUD and an inclusive play opportunity nestled amongst the site’s sensitive natural environment

  • Location
  • Sydney, NSW, Australia
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  • Client
  • Landcom
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  • Year completed
  • 2016

Bunya Precinct 6 is the final stage of Landcom’s larger residential development located in the western suburb of Doonside, NSW. The precinct lies adjacent to the Western Sydney Parklands and falls under the jurisdiction of the Blacktown City Council.

Place Design Group was commissioned by Landcom to design, document and supervise the delivery of Precinct 6, with ecological preservation and the long-term sustainability of the remnant Cumberland Plain Woodland (CPW) integral to the development site. The concept landscape master plan was required to provide a large open play space integrated with the remnant CPW community, prompting a collaborative and inclusive design process with the client and Blacktown City Council to create a park with multiple uses and a range of landscape character zones within the precinct.

For the streetscape and precinct entry, Place Design Group developed an innovative entry statement design combining public art, rammed earth walling and concrete blades to maximise the usage of the space and provide a high profile, yet natural response to the main entry of the development.

Place Design Group developed an overall design philosophy that integrated the surrounding woodland environment into the public open spaces and streetscape character of the development.

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