Westfield Warringah Mall, Brookvale

DEM was engaged to provide landscape design services as part of the redevelopment of Warringah Mall. The landscape design addressed environmental requirements and community expectations by providing a mixed plant palette of indigenous trees, shrubs and low maintenance groundcovers. The indoor spaces feature lush, tropical, sculptural species with advanced plant specimens and dense planting utilised to provide impact from day one. 

Lindfield Village Green, Sydney

The Lindfield Village Green project aims to improve local infrastructure and facilities to enhance the social, economic and community life of Lindfield. It is to provide three levels of basement car parking for commuter and short term use as well as a civic park. Facilities to be provided include a cafe pavilion, gazebo structures, interactive water feature and level space for markets, performance and cultural events.

Sustainability initiatives include the provision of photovoltaic panels on the pavilion roofs, stormwater management and Water Sensitive Urban Design measures.


Commendation - Greater Sydney Planning Awards 2017 as part of 'Activate Ku-ring-gai'

Cochlear Global Headquarters, Sydney

DEM was appointed to provide Landscape Architecture and Environmental Consultancy services for the Global Headquarters of Cochlear Limited in the Southern Precinct of the Macquarie University Campus.

An aboveground carpark was designed by DEM to current Australian standards, and features raised planters for tree planting to provide shade.

The project adjoins University Creek which is undergoing rehabilitation to provide a high quality riparian zone and recreation facility.

Ausgrid Learning Centre, Silverwater, Sydney

Ausgrid’s Learning Centre was the first project in Australia to be awarded both a 6 Star Green Star Education Design v1 certified rating and an As Built v1 certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, which represents ‘World Leadership’ in sustainable design and construction. The 15,000m² centre provides a state-of-the-art education facility for one of the largest groups of apprentices in training in New South Wales.

The campus model adopted for the Learning Centre created a series of significant internal and external courtyard spaces which were designed with a strong relationship between indoor and outdoor training areas as well as between training and recreation areas. Ground level and roof deck activity zones were created that extend building functions into adjacent outdoor spaces.

Bexley North and Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands, Sydney

DEM was engaged as the principal consultant for the masterplan review, detailed design and documentation for Bexley North Town Centre and Bay Street, Brighton-Le-Sands as part of Rockdale City Council’s ‘Thriving Town Centres’ programme to upgrade the city’s local town centres.

The ‘Thriving Town Centres’ project is governed by the principle of providing distinctive town centres through definition, unification and enhancement of the public realm. The Project promotes a mix of developments that work together to respond to local needs as well as the creation of attractive, green public areas with clear and legible connections to destination points. The designs addressed lighting, tree planting, paving, traffic and parking.

Cowra Peace Precinct Environmental Management Plan

DEM has prepared an Environmental Management Plan for the Peace Precinct in Cowra which encompasses a unique part of Cowra’s history and geography. It is approximately 190 hectares of contiguous public land that includes the State Heritage listed Cowra POW Camp 12, the Cowra Japanese Garden, Bellevue Hill Reserve and the culturally significant Crown Common running along the ridgeline that links all of these facilities.

The project involved extensive consultation with the community, government authorities, adjacent property owners and other stakeholders.

Brighton-Le-Sands Promenade, Sydney

DEM prepared a masterplan for the beachfront at Brighton-Le-Sands, which has guided development over the last 20 years. Featuring a public promenade and shared way, the masterplan has proven flexible enough to allow for changes in response to community needs and has been embraced by the local community.

DEM has also been responsible for the design, documentation and project management of foreshore works including a timber boardwalk, elevated lookout areas, concrete steps to Lady Robinsons Beach and feature lighting which allows for extended night time use. An elevated public promenade also provides a safe off-road shared path on the Cooks River to Georges River network on Botany Bay foreshore.

Hoxton Distribution Park Sydney

Hoxton Distribution Park is located on the former Hoxton Park Airfield site. DEM were commissioned to provide a front entry statement incorporating interpretive elements to highlight the sites former uses including a RAAF airfield during World War II.

Marsden Park, Campbelltown, Sydney

The Park Central masterplan prepared by DEM transformed 37 hectares of underutilised grassland into a vibrant residential community with an extensive greenspace – Marsden Park – at its heart.

The central focus of the Park is a watercourse modified to create wetlands, ornamental ponds and cascades. This project demonstrates the ecological and recreational benefit that successful creek corridor rehabilitation can achieve.

Within Marsden Park a variety of activities are catered for by the inclusion of walking, jogging and cycling tracks, picnic and BBQ facilities, a number of seating areas and a children's playground. A variety of open space treatments from informal and naturalistic to structured and ordered cater for different users and experiences.

City of Sydney Parks

Design and documentation of inner city pocket parks for the City of Sydney including:

  • Arundel Street, Glebe.

  • Ada Place, Ultimo.

  • Henry James Deacon, Waterloo.

  • Trinity Avenue, Millers Point.

Park design addressed such issues as improved pedestrian access, provision of open lawn areas, installation of children’s play equipment, incorporation of retaining walls and the upgrading of furniture elements, planting and paving.

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