Glenorchy City Council wins urban design award

THE Glenorchy City Council has received a prestigious Award of Excellence in Urban Design for its central business district Strategic Framework project.

Presented by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (Tasmania), the award celebrated the council’s framework, which examined opportunities for the creation of a well-designed civic heart for the Glenorchy central business district.

The framework strategically reviewed the city’s CBD and established an ambitious direction to foster public and private investment with the aim of making Glenorchy a more liveable city.

The project was a collaboration between the council, Tasmanian landscape and environmental planning consultants, Inspiring Place, and architect and urban designer Leigh Woolley.

Council general manager Peter Brooks said the CBD framework was in keeping with Glenorchy’s strategic vision – to be a proud city of arts, opportunity and partnerships that made “exciting things happen.”

Mr Brooks said winning the award demonstrated that the council was moving in the right direction.

“A vibrant central business district is at the core of any great city,” he said.

“A key to its success is the quality of its facilities as a place where people can come together, undertake business, relax and enjoy the energy of daily life.”

The award judges said the design-led strategy investigated and analysed the strategic economic, social and environmental opportunities for the CBD and benchmarked best practice from cities around the world.

They said the Strategic Framework demonstrated leadership and the importance of taking a broader strategic view of city investment.

Mr Brooks said the council was already working to bring the CBD framework to life with the development of a detailed concept plan underway.

“There is a lot happening in and around the Glenorchy CBD, such as the Council KGV sporting project that is close to completion and the Glenorchy Art and Sculpture Park (GASP) preparing for five new artworks to be installed,” he said.

“The project has also been influential in shaping the development of a Specific Area Plan to improve urban design in the Glenorchy CBD and has informed the shaping of major CBD revitalisation works that are currently in the active planning stage.”

Caption: An artist’s impression of the Glenorchy civic space. Image courtesy of Inspiring Place.

Enjoy this story? Share it!

About the Author: Glenorchy Gazette

The Glenorchy Gazette is your monthly community newspaper, reaching over 24,000 homes and businesses in the Glenorchy municipality. It is the product of Nicolas Turner, Justine Brazil, Ben Hope, Simon Andrews, Tobias Hinds and guest contributors, with support from advertisers.

What’s new?

Go to Top