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Acknowledgement of Country
We would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which our factory is situated, the Darug People of the Darug Nation, and acknowledge their ancestors who have been Traditional Owners of their country for thousands of years. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.

Our mission is to bring enjoyment to all those who create, build, maintain and use public places.

We believe that street furniture plays a central role in animating and connecting places. It ensures a place is vital, accessible and enriching for its community.

Our active research and development program puts users at the heart of everything we do. Since 1986 we have furnished more than 30,000 places in Australia and around the globe.

Together with our design, custodian and contracting partners, we strive to make public places enjoyable for all.

 

Petersham Public School outdoor learning space.
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recent news

5 new products

The R&D department is excited to announce the addition of 5 new products to the Street Furniture Australia core range.

  • 10 sep 2021
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Trend Watch August 2021

New concept to see older women live together to avoid homelessness, loneliness: Older women are recognised as the fastest-growing cohort of homeless people in Australia, writes Dea Clark for ABC News, as they struggle to find affordable housing. With a soaring rental market and no hope of owning their own homes, Dea tells the stories of women who are turning to a newly formed foundation Sharing With Friends, which aims to provide the opportunity to buy into custom-built shared housing. The prototype, designed by Eloise Atkinson, will fit on an 800-square-metre suburban block of land provided by the charity. Five women will each invest $120,000 to pay for the construction of the accommodation consisting of five private living quarters, a communal laundry, library and garden. Eloise Atkinson told the ABC the challenge …

  • 25 aug 2021
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The future bus stop: our collaboration with Monash Mobility Design Lab

Street Furniture Australia collaborated with Mobility Design Lab from Monash University to reimagine how urban bus stops and shelters could look, feel and work in the near future. The concept proposal was recently shortlisted for the Smarter Hobart Challenge, an international design competition launched by the City of Hobart in 2020. The competition called for “innovative and exciting ideas to help transform Hobart’s public transport services, and help make waiting for the bus reliable, safe, accessible and socially connective.” More than 120 entries were received from teams in Australia, the US, India, South America, Russia, Ukraine, Singapore, Hong Kong, Italy and France. The concept by Monash University and Street Furniture Australia was one of five finalists. Bus travel can sometimes suffer from “a less optimal image” compared with other modes …

  • 26 jul 2021
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