Working in close partnership with Council’s steering group as well as via community consultation, masterplanning for the Murrumburrah town centre, associated parks, cultural precinct and major creekline park precinct has been carried out.
Sculpture has been used to interpret the importance of Murrumburrah in the history of the Australian Light Horse, with sculptures within the precinct including ‘Bill the Bastard’, the famous war horse sculpted by Carl Valerius, and Major General Kenneth Mackay sculpted by Louis Laumen, who raised the first Australian light horse.
Rehabilitation of the severely degraded creek system and enhancement of park amenity to encourage passing traffic to stop, recreate and visit the shops were priorities of the masterplan.
The project involved a full masterplan with cost estimates and staging program, while detailed design and documentation for tender was included for the creek rehabilitation area.
Community consultation was the first step in the masterplanning process, used to elicit the needs and aspirations of the people that will use the place for years to come; the values described by the community become the guiding principles for the design.
The masterplan was placed on public exhibition in late 2018 and is due to start construction.