Design Philosophy

environmental strategy

We only bring quality products into the urban environment.

To do this responsibly, Street Furniture Australia implements best practices in environmental management.

We maintain an Environmental Management System, including certification to ISO 14001:2015 – an audited systematic approach for measuring and improving the impact on the environment.

A Life Cycle Analysis was completed in December 2021 to show the carbon footprint and climate impact of our seats; to help our customers make an informed choice (enquire now to view this report). In future we will use this data to make design improvements to further reduce the impact of our products.

Additionally in FY21 we completed a comprehensive greenhouse gas assessment to better understand our impacts. We are currently undertaking a greenhouse gas assessment for FY22, with the intention of devising a robust emissions reduction strategy, and pursuing carbon neutral certification.

We recognise we have a responsibility to ensure all of our activities, products and services are designed to protect and enhance the natural environment. We seek to continually improve our environmental performance by exploring new materials, processes and business models that improve the sustainability of our products.

Our current practices include:

Inhouse manufacturing

All products are made-to-order and dispatched from our factory in Western Sydney, Australia. The factory gives preference to local suppliers, uses energy efficiently and actively practises LEAN manufacturing methodologies to minimise waste.

Eco-certified timber

Our hardwood is eco-certified and sourced from sustainably-managed FSC and PEFC-certified forests.

Recyclable materials

We use 100% recyclable aluminium and steel frames, and aluminium battens.

Durability

Our products are made to last for decades through the exclusive use of premium heavy-duty materials and finishes.

Your right to repair

Our products are designed to allow for easy replacement of damaged parts. We provide our customers with the assurance that spare parts will be readily available well into the future.

See a case study of refurbishing 20-year-old Australian War Memorial seats.

Timeless design

Design quality impacts the lifespan of a product. We invest in R&D to deliver the best in aesthetic detail, safety, ergonomics, functionality, low maintenance and vandal-resistance to our clients. Every part is designed thoughtfully to bring lasting enjoyment to the public environment.

Leading and supporting industry change

Street Furniture Australia encourages our suppliers and contractors to uphold similar environmental standards. We support leadership initiatives by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects to drive broader industry change, including through the Declaration of a Climate and Biodiversity Emergency.



recent news

Earthy Pastels: now with UV resistance

You can now specify Street Furniture Australia’s popular Earthy Pastels colour range with the assurance of brilliant colour for years to come. That’s because the UV resistance currently applied to the Durabright Range has been added to Earthy Pastels as standard. The Earthy Pastels range was introduced in July 2022 to meet popular demand for contemporary muted hues. As Earthy Pastels were increasingly specified across a wide range of landscape design projects, it was important to ensure the full range of colours would retain their brilliance in the harsh Australian climate. The Earthy Pastels range includes eight colours inspired by the Australian landscape. Muted shades in Mustard, Dusty Pink and Pale Eucalypt green are inspired by the desert. The blue ocean and sky are represented by the hues Horizon Blue …

  • 23 may 2024
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Why choose the original Linea over reproductions?

Successful products are often followed by copycats. Over the past year we have become aware of an increase in reproductions of the Linea range attempting to create a similar aesthetic at a lower price. This can compromise the overall durability and environmental credentials of projects being delivered, affect ongoing maintenance requirements, and in some instances pose a risk of injury to the public. The design of Linea is deceptively simple while delivering exceptional attention to detail. Details matter not only for beauty, but also for providing durability, and safety, that will last decades. Linea strictly uses the highest quality and sustainable materials, has passed rigorous strength tests, and is designed for longevity, with easily replaceable parts. The product range is the result of hundreds of hours of research and development …

  • 26 apr 2024
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Book a Factory Tour

Street Furniture Australia’s factory in Regents Park, Western Sydney, is both a manufacturing hub and R&D studio for our Australian-designed and made street furniture products. We host fun and informative factory tours for customers throughout the year, to show how our products are designed, tested and built, and to share our latest products and projects. This is a free group event catering to landscape architects, architects, and asset managers from government agencies. Director of Tract Julie Lee said of the tour: “It was a great opportunity for our team to look behind the scenes and understand the innovation, research and climate positive outcomes Street Furniture Australia is focusing on. Thank you for having us!” Place Design Group Associate, Liam Isaksen said: “The factory tour is a fun experience to learn …

  • 20 nov 2023
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