Congratulations to Tweed Shire Council and the City of Greater Bendigo, both celebrating wins in their state 2019 Parks and Leisure Australia Awards. Street Furniture Australia is proud to be part of these award-winning projects. Rowan Robinson Park – Park of the Year Tweed Shire Council’s $22-million Kingscliff Foreshore revitalisation links the beach with the new central Rowan Robinson Park, and the CBD. “After years of storms and fears about the economic viability of Kingscliff with the retreating foreshore, confidence is now restored with the completion of the central park,” say the PLA Judges. The park was named in honour of Rowan Robinson, a popular Kingscliff High School student and local Surf Life Saver who lost his life serving in Afghanistan in June 2011. Since opening, the park has become …
meet the team
MURRAY LOWNDES | Business Development Manager QLD
Originally a cabinet maker by trade, Murray has more than 20 years of experience in the furniture industry. He made his first foray in sales with home furnishings, followed by the specialised transport of antiques and the design and fit out of motorhomes and campervans.
In the ergonomic office products sector he introduced many products to the Australian and New Zealand markets over 24 years, including electric sit stand desking, monitor management and specialised seating.
What inspires you?
I am inspired by quality, shape and form, as a well designed furniture piece will be functional, endure endlessly and never go out of style.
Your favourite product and why?
Street Furniture Australia has helped two young architects from CM+ with the design and build of colourful, immersive artworks for Sydney’s annual festival of light, music and ideas. The 23-day festival attracted 2.25 million visitors in 2018, with similar numbers expected for 2019. Vivid Light, a series of sound and light installations, comes to life after dark throughout the city. An enveloping snowflake storm, Let It Snow by Jing Li, and an interactive musical tree, Harmony by Rod Tan, opened to acclaim on Friday May 24 and are set to delight audiences till June 15, 2019. Angus Easthope, industrial designer with Street Furniture Australia and project lead for the Vivid build, shares insights into the design and installation of more than 1.5 tonnes of aluminium and steel for the two …
Street Furniture Australia is launching a new Integrated Management System to include ISO certifications in quality, OH&S, sustainability and the environment. The system certified by QAS International is designed to meet the requirements of PAS99:2012 including Quality Management ISO 9001:2015, Environmental Management ISO 14001:2015, and OH&S Management ISO 45001:2018 and AS/NZS 4801:2001. The certification will further strengthen our program of continuous improvement, says Christopher Morgan, Street Furniture Australia Operations Manager, with 24 small audits leading up to the annual audit in 12 months’ time. “It’s not a rubber stamp that’s awarded once, it’s a system you need to continuously upgrade and improve,” he says. The three months of work leading up to the certification has brought the entire team closer, he tells StreetChat. “ISO is a great process as it …