Aluminium woodgrain, also known as ‘Wood Without Worry,’ provides the warm look of timber – retained over time – with the minimal maintenance requirements of powder coated aluminium. Where timber requires oiling every three months to keep it at its best, simply wipe down woodgrain aluminium with a clean, damp cloth every few months as required. See the new Wood Without Worry brochure. Enquire Now Select from five beautiful shades of wood: dark to light and cool to warm. Some Wood Without Worry battens require end caps. If this is the case, you may choose to match the end cap with the colour of the frame or batten. case studies Warm Tones Helping clients achieve a low maintenance, warm colour palette. Moore Street, Canberra by NettleonTribe.Aria Seat (CMA1) and Simple …
Canterbury-Bankstown Reignites Future Street
The City of Canterbury Bankstown transformed a section of North Terrace in Bankstown into an interactive experience for a week in June. The Future Street exhibit showcased how landscape, infrastructure and technology may advance the city to become more liveable, productive and sustainable.
Future Street Canterbury-Bankstown also highlighted two of the city’s major projects under consultation: the ‘Smart CBCity Roadmap‘ and ‘Bankstown Complete Streets Transport and Place Plan‘.
The 2019 pop-up follows the original 2017 Future Street activation, held in front of Customs House in Circular Quay – a project designed by Place Design Group with the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects, Smart Cities Council ANZ and the Internet of Things Alliance Australia.
To help demonstrate these ideas, product vendors including Street Furniture Australia, Smart Sensor, Lime, Andreasen’s Green and Hyundai displayed their latest smart tech including smart benches, smart bins, e-scooters, e-bikes and an electric car.
Mayor Khal Asfour says the City’s future will be exciting for residents and visitors: “This all might sound like science fiction but, in truth, it’s fast becoming reality.”
“The aim is to transform street and civic spaces into more attractive, safer, sustainable, usable places, that are easier to navigate, enjoy and do business in. It’s all about improving quality of life and providing more efficient services,” he says.
Place Design Group was appointed by Council to deliver the installation. Chris Isles, Executive Director of Planning, says the project demonstrates how councils can engage communities to interact with smart city strategies.
“The CBCity Future Street brings Council’s vision and future plans to life in pop-up format, which allows the community to physically experience what a street in Canterbury Bankstown could look like in the future,” he says.
While seating and tables will play a large part in encouraging people to enjoy the outdoors in the streets of the future, says Isles, the Aria Smart Bench adds further amenity with charging and WiFi.
“This kind of infrastructure is going to be really important, allowing people to charge their phones when they’re out and about. It also has a really nice social aspect to it, for the homeless community and others who don’t have easy access to charging on a day-to-day basis,” he says.
“We particularly love this smart bench because it is Australian made.”
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To ‘homify’ is to create an ambience that is comfortable and immediately relaxing … a feeling that evokes, ‘I’m home’. Street Furniture Australia proudly presented ‘Homifying Sydney Olympic Park’ – a webinar accredited by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects for 1 Formal CPD point – as part of the Land-e-Scape online festival. The presentation streamed on the Land-e-Scape conference platform and for free on YouTube. It is currently available to watch on demand via YouTube. Viewing link: https://bit.ly/3iUEKbwRegistration (optional): Register your attendance for CPD certification. What is the webinar about? The session will explore how human-centred design was applied for community consultation at Sydney Olympic Park. Human-centred design is a process more typically seen in product or software development than in placemaking. Street Furniture Australia uses human-centred design to create …