Developing The Springs Heritage Landscape Plan required working in close partnership with Council staff, the Aboriginal Land Council, Elders’ Committee and the broader community for the culturally significant area known as ‘The Springs.’
The Heritage Landscape Plan is the guiding document for investment by Council in The Springs and its environs, to cater for the existing and future needs of the community over the next twenty years.
As an important parcel of open space with historic significance, interpretation elements proposed within the Heritage Landscape Plan include: wayfinding and information signage; totem poles; and interpretive silhouette artworks, placed appropriately in the landscape to allow people to appreciate how people lived at The Springs and their connection to the town centre.
The project involved a full masterplan with artistic impressions to support the plan, cost estimates and staging program. The report will be used to assist state and federal grant applications.
The project was completed in December 2019 and won a National Heritage Trust Award under the Aboriginal Heritage category in 2020 as well as the Cultural Heritage AILA NSW Award in 2022.