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Palmwoods Town Square Urban Renewal


Placemaking & Streetscape Design in Palmwoods

In June 2018 this project was awarded the Excellence Award in the Civic Landscape category at the 2018 Australia Institute of Landscape Architects awards. The award was won in conjunction with the Sunshine Coast Council and Co-Design.

POMO was appointed in a lead design and construction role for the new Palmwoods Town Square. The project was undertaken by the Sunshine Coast Council on behalf of the Palmwoods community, which lies just west of the Bruce Highway in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.

POMO's initial role in this project was to connect the community engagement and masterplanning aspirations to the design of practical elements that would sit neatly within the landscape concepts for the new Town Square.

Working with the landscape design team POMO were able to create a number of key design initiatives that would contribute to the locally inspired placemaking program and deliver on practical community needs.

POMO was engaged to design and construct a number of landscape elements. Each element was custom designed and born from the uniqueness of Palmwoods, they reference local history, using locally sourced materials and were being made collaboratively with local craftspeople and artisans.

Underlying this was a larger design and management process run by POMO involving construction design, design reporting, engineering certification, construction and project management and installation on-site. A true multidisciplinary and multi-skilled program with a wide range of stakeholders and projects participants.

The below time lapse video was produced by the Sunshine Coast Council.

The above images show some of the early design stages of the project involving material sourcing, concept design and collaboration with local artisans, craftspeople and tradespeople.

The final outcomes below reflect POMO's commitment to creating a series of rich human focused landscape elements that deliver the connection between people and place which this special project demanded.

Project Credits:
Landscape Design - Sunshine Coast Council Place Team
Landscape Construction - TLCC
Landscape Elements Design and Construction - POMO

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