Join us for this new monthly Project Spotlight Speaker Series featuring an AILA National Award winning project. Hear from the landscape architect as they speak to the project, give insights into the process and outline the challenges and outcomes.
This month's Project Spotlight will feature the Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan, winner of the 2023 AILA National Award of Excellence for Tourism and a 2023 National Regional Achievement Award. Hear from landscape architect Anne-Marie Pisani FRLA, ASPECT Studios on how strong relationships with Traditional Owners and the process enabled to deliver on aspirations of the community.
Listen and be involved with the conversation with the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.
The Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan builds awareness and appreciation of the lake as an unparalleled landscape destination, identifying how considered visitor access can create unique and immersive landscape experiences, whilst also providing greater protection of the site’s significant cultural and environmental values. The Masterplan considers the steps needed to realise the site’s potential and offers a landscape vision that engages visitors, benefits the community and protects Country. This masterplan represents a further articulation of what the Dja Dja Wurrung peoples have long known, that the story of Lake Boort is of deep importance and should be shared.
National Award Citation
The Lake Boort Scarred Trees Masterplan represents an exemplary approach to one of the most significant Aboriginal cultural sites in Australia and an unparalleled landscape destination.
The masterplan identifies how the site’s unique cultural heritage values can be protected alongside the provision of immersive visitor experiences and appropriate amenities. It considers the steps required to realize the site’s potential and offers a long-term vision and design principles that will engage visitors, benefit the community and protect Country. The team is commended for creating a space for members of the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation, the Traditional Owners of the site, to fully involve themselves in the process of planning and design, and for establishing opportunities for their ongoing involvement as the project evolves.
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