My Park Rules finalists

My Park Rules, sponsored by Street Furniture Australia

Eight state finalists to pitch their park transformations.

Close to 100 pleas for new parks have flooded in for the My Park Rules competition, with eight state and territory finalists teaming up with leading landscape architects to pitch for the coveted playground makeover.

The judging panel, including Lucy Turnbull AO, Sacha Coles from ASPECT Studios and Mary Jeavons from Jeavons Landscape Architecture, will consider each pitch in March, and announce the national winner on May 1.

Street Furniture Australia is delighted to be an official sponsor of the competition.

Highgate Primary School in Western Australia, which received 870 votes to propel it into the state round of the contest, will bid to transform bitumen and sandy yards under the guidance of UDLA.

Snug Primary School in Tasmania, paired with Playstreet Urban Design, dreams of transforming empty fields from out-of-bounds to creative fitness haven.

Sydney’s Marrickville Public School, which notched up 1211 votes, will bid to cool down a concrete play area with Tract Consultants.

Indooroopilly State School in Brisbane, which achieved 1252 votes to be matched with Vee Design in the finals, aims to swap its astroturf for outdoor learning and nature play.

Baden Powell College, a prep to year nine school on Melbourne’s rural-urban fringe, will request a green and shady transformation for a rocky oval from OCULUS.

Hot, hard bitumen at Marrickville Public School

Hot, hard bitumen at Marrickville Public School

Centralian Senior College, in Alice Springs, seeks a more inviting setting for its Alice Outcomes, where Years 10, 11 and 12 are invited to re-engage in their education. A collaboration of AILA members lead by Northern Territory President Jessica Crawford will plan a shady design.

Telopea Park School in the nation’s capital hopes to educate students about biodiversity, climate and sustainability in a revamp of its senior area, with a similar collaboration headed by ACT President Catherine Keirnan.

St John’s Early Learning Centre in South Australia wishes to further its Reggio Emilia philosophy through creative nature play, paired with DesignWELL Landscape Architects.

The competition is organised by AILA and The 202020 Vision, with support from most State Governments, Lappset Australia, Austral Bricks, Austral Masonry, Intergrain, Lawn Solutions Australia, Fleming’s Nurseries, Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and Street Furniture Australia.


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