CUSP acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters on which we work. We recognise the deep connection of First Peoples to Country and value their contribution to caring for managing our lands, waters and seas. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and extend that respect to all First Nations peoples.

Small Creek Stage 3

CUSP worked collaboratively to develop the landscape design with the hydraulic and environmental engineers, realising the vision of the masterplan for Stage 3 of Small Creek.

Location & Year

Turrbal & Yuggera Country
Ipswich QLD
2019 - 2020


Alluvium Consulting for Ipswich City

Key Services

Concept Design
Detailed Design


2022 AILA QLD Landscape Architecture
Award, Land Management

Emphasis was laid on the reuse of the existing concrete channel lining within the waterway, and landscape features such as retaining walls and stepping stones.
The design integrated multiple features in the waterway, such as pools and riffle systems up to larger in-stream sedimentation ponds.
One of the key design drivers was to make the waterway as engaging as possible and to be accessible by the public. A viewing deck enables the observation of various vegetation zones and informal nature play elements.