Steve Hammond Principal
Steven has over 15 years’ experience in landscape architecture with a project focus on the public domain that ranges from strategic to detailed design, documentation and realisation.
The Darlington Village is both a meeting place and a place of people movement. Streets are important urban spaces and are vital in our cities to provide places of informal gathering and meeting – enabling stronger social connectivity.
The revitalisation of Abercrombie Street has changed the street from a congested footpath thoroughfare to a pedestrian focussed environment which performs both as a village centre and an important pedestrian link between Redfern Station and the University of Sydney.
The improved amenity of Darlington village has been achieved through footpath widening, undergrounding power, new street tree planting and increased seating. The streetscape works also include neighbourhood wide traffic management which reinforce a slow speed environment with a pedestrian focus.
The result is a street environment which allows cafes and outdoor dining to occur under a tree shaded footpath. The shift in emphasis in our streets reinforces our urban environment as a living green network of streets, parks, and public plazas.