Building a New Precinct: Green Square and Wulaba Park Tour

For the first time in over 100 years, the City of Sydney is designing a new town centre. Visit Green Square and Wulaba Park to go behind the scenes and witness the creation of a major new Sydney precinct.

This tour will feature:

  • A behind-the-scenes preview of Green Square, with an insider’s view of the vision for the landscape architecture of this major new town centre
  • A site visit to Wulaba Park with engaging case study by Liam Noble of project landscape architects Sturt Noble
  • A discussion on the ‘state of play’ in Australia, and children’s integration into the urban landscape with landscape architect Fiona Robbé
  • A pop-up garden party with delicious food and cocktails provided by Playrope
  • Transport directly to the 2017 National Awards at the Grounds of Alexandria

Transport: Transport throughout the tour will be by coach, finishing with transport to the National Awards event at The Grounds of Alexandria.

Meeting point: at 3pm at St Mary’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Rd, Sydney (walking distance from St James Station).

End point: Departing Green Square/Wulaba Playground at 545pm. Your choice of VIP coach transport to the National Awards venue at The Grounds of Alexandria OR Green Square Station

Projects and Speakers

Green Square

A rich past and an exciting future. Sydney’s oldest industrial heartland is transforming into a vibrant, sustainable and connected community. For the first time in over 100 years, the City of Sydney is designing a new town centre. revitalising the heritage and charm of this inner-city area using innovative design to create a great place to live, work and visit.

Belinda Graham, City of Sydney, Green Square

Belinda Graham is a committed professional specialising in the design, planning, delivery and management of the public domain, encompassing parks, streets and public spaces.Currently a Delivery Manager within the City Projects Division of the City of Sydney, she leads project teams including Design Managers and Project Managers responsible for the design and construction of the streets, public domain, parks and building projects being undertaken by the City’s capital works program. Belinda has been working on the design and delivery of the Green Square Town Centre since she joined Council in 2013.


Wulaba Park

Wulaba Park in Waterloo, part of the development of the Green Square precinct, covers more than 4,000sqm of outdoor space, with an incredible adventure playground and distinctive, memorable play spaces.

Acustom designed play tower and a raised fort landing incorporatesmultiple play experiences and is the keyvisual element in the park, which also includes a landscaped picnic and barbecue area, bike racks, and handball and table tennis courts.

Wulabais an Aboriginal word of the Gadigal people, meaning ‘rock wallaby’. Rock wallabies were once a regular sight around Waterloo, which was home to the largest swamp in the district until it was replaced with development in the early 20th century.

Liam Noble, Director, Sturt Noble Associates

Liam is a Landscape Architect with over 20 years’ experience in the landscape Industry. Prior to joining Sturt Associates, Liam has held senior positions in some of Australia’s major Landscape Architectural firms. Liam has been responsible for the concept development, construction detail resolution, management, presentation and delivery of a range of complex and award-winning projects. These projects include private residences such as the Murdoch home at Bronte, large city rooftop parks such as the M Central Project in Ultimo (2007 AILA NSW Commendation Award), The Redfern National Indigenous Development Centre (Lloyd Rees Award for Urban Design, AIA NSW Awards) and Sam Fiszman Park at Ben Buckler Point Bondi (2008 AILA NSW Award for Excellence in Landscape Architecture).

Fiona Robbé, Director, Fiona Robbé Landscape Architects

Fiona Robbé is a Landscape Architect and Horticulturist who has specialised in the design of outdoor children’s environments, and has worked as a Landscape Architect for 30 years. Her work encompasses public playgrounds in parks (local and state government), as well as play areas in schools, preschools, zoos, churches, museums and anywhere children play outside. Fiona’s commitment to design of quality playgrounds includes daily advocacy for the rights of children of all ages and abilities to play outdoors safely, regularly and imaginatively. Fiona is alsoon the Australian Standards committee for playgrounds, seeking to provide children, young adults and teenagers with safe play environments.


Pop-up Garden Party

A pop-up garden party, with scrumptious food and cocktails will be provided by Playrope in the grounds of Wulaba Park. Treat yourself to some tasty nibbles and a little pre-Awards night beverage before jumping aboard your VIP coach transfer to the National Awards venue at The Grounds of Alexandria.

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Date: Thursday 12 October 2017

Time: 3.00pm to 6.00pm, finishing with optional complimentary transport to the 2017 National Awards at The Grounds of Alexandria 

Location: Starting at St Mary’s Cathedral, St Mary’s Rd, Sydney

To register: book here