CUSP, in collaboration with DesignFlow supported Logan City Council in undertaking a Constraints Analysis and Options investigation of a proposed waterway enhancement initiative within the Paradise Road Precinct, south of Brisbane.
A pivotal driver for the Paradise Road Precinct waterway enhancement project was to translate the visionary ideas developed in the Slack’s Creek Catchment Recovery Project into a practical design solution that is engaging and sustainable. The CUSP|DesignFlow team optimised on the opportunity for Council to showcase its commitment to Activate, Beautify and Cleanse Slacks Creek and its parklands whilst considering the economic costs and benefits to Council and the local community.
At the core of the masterplan’s objectives was the foundation of comfort, accessibility and safety, community and identity. The design ensured ease of movement to and through the parklands and promote comfortable outdoor environments through the consideration of prevailing climatic influence such as wind, rainfall and temperature. With a key focus being to promote human interaction, exchange and inclusion, CUSP highlighted robust, programmable spaces like ‘The Listening Lounge’ and ‘Reserve Park’.
The design also allowed for control and compatibility of interface between parkland features like “Pooches Paradise”, existing residential areas, the commercial development to the east and the public realm at ground level.
An intention of the site was to form an enduring riparian identity whilst strengthening the presence of Slacks Creek through establishing a strong Eucalyptus and Melaluca canopy connections for the length of the parklands, and promoting the landscape heritage and character of Mungaree Parklands utilising public artwork and educational signage to reveal the layers of natural, indigenous and urban history.
Services: Masterplanning, Urban Design, Concept Design, Ecological Assessment.