South Bank Parklands is Brisbane’s urban oasis of landscape, health, activity and modern dining, opposite the Central Business District and linked by the city’s best asset – the Brisbane River.
A haven of natural beauty, South Bank offers more than 17 hectares of riverfront parkland featuring 20 landscaped spaces. Providing an escape from the frantic pace of urban living South Bank is where its visitors can take time out and enjoy a relaxing, natural setting.
Over a ten-year period, whilst employed by his previous practice, S.P.L.A.T (then Cardno S.P.L.A.T) Stephen Pate worked as Master Landscape Architect on what continues to be a charming network of public open spaces loved just as much by visitors as it is by locals. Stephen’s work on the Master Plan has been instrumental in transforming South Bank into a thriving precinct that embodies Queensland’s quintessential qualities: climate, landscape, character, diversity and lifestyle.
Stephen’s role encompassed strategies for parkland improvement including design and documentation and contract administration of parkland areas. Some direct examples of Stephen’s work is demonstrated in Picnic Island, the Southern Entry (Goodwill Bridge intersection) Aquativity water play feature, the Lagoon upgrade, Boat Pond extension and award winning River Quay.
Services: Masterplanning, Urban Design, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Contract Administration, Peer Review.