Gipps Street Recreation Precinct

  • Landscape Architecture
  • Sydney
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A long anticipated local community space.

Gipps Street Recreation Reserve is Penrith City Council’s landmark 32-hectare sport and recreation precinct in Claremont Meadows, due to open in mid-2024. The former landfill site will be transformed into an open recreation and sporting reserve catering to the wider Penrith Community.  Our landscape design draws upon the site's natural features and connection to the local area and environment.

The Group
Client: Penrith City Council
Studios: Sydney, Australia
The Team:
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The site will feature a formalised sports, sporting, and community hub and an inclusive playground at its centre. Towards the west, a spacious youth zone will house a Skate Park and Pump Track. The eastern part of the site will include educational trails, nature play areas, and blue/green infrastructure that is in harmony with the landscape and fosters a strong connection to South Creek.

Our design prioritised protecting and enhancing the site’s existing vegetation and ecological environments.

The presence of capping and landfill necessitated careful consideration to avoid potential adverse effects during construction and ongoing park usage. Through meticulous planning and design, our landscape architecture team developed a solution that respected the site’s environmental constraints while enhancing its ecological value. The existing vegetation and ecological environments were diligently protected and integrated into the overall design, achieving a harmonious balance between human activities and the preservation of natural habitats.

Watch the Gipps Street fly-through pf the future outcome of the site from Penrith City Council

And a progress video from early 2023

Progress update July 2024 from Glasgott Landscape and Civil

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Steve Hammond Principal

Steven is a Principal and accomplished landscape architect with extensive experience designing, directing, and delivering projects.  Many of these projects have won awards. He is adept at managing multidisciplinary teams and has skills in leadership and communication.

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