Paterson Design Studio

A historically significant community space

Project Overview

When planning the new community development at Colebee the developers were very keen to create a central, recreational area for the newly established community. Paterson Design Studio was thus commissioned to design and document all the streetscapes and, critically, a central public park for the benefit of the newly established community.

Working in close association with Blacktown City Council staff, the Greenway Local park was designed to offer local residents a new community space featuring informal kick about areas, structured multi aged play and a central sheltered cover space with several BBQ’s and seated eating areas.  A central “oval” space creates the focus of the park and is defined by seating mounds, looped pathways and low steps that link the central covered area. A significant, PDS designed pedestrian bridge links the local parklands to the small active local centre.

An important component of the parklands was the design of informative and historically accurate material concerning Colebee who received the first Aboriginal land grant from Governor Macquarie. Informative totems and pavement inlays tell the story of this fascinating element of history. This work was carried out in conjunction with GML Heritage Consultants.

Location: Richmond Road, Colebee (Greenway Local Park)
Designer: Paterson Design Studio P/L
Photographer: Simon Wood Photography