Treasure our heritage Print

Design Outcome

Identify, protect, and conserve the heritage features on site. 

Use interpretation to allow people to understand, connect and value both the tangible and intangible heritage values associated with the place. Any new work or additions should be sympathetic to the existing heritage features.


Maintain therural and landscape character of the site

Character holds both ecological and aesthetic value and contributes to what makes these places special. Therefore, the development of these environments should preserve and enhance their existing character. Preserve views of pastoral landscapes and other elements which offer the 'rural' or 'country' feeling of the place. In many instances, livestock can be incorporated into the park to enhance and celebrate the rural character and heritage of the place.


Maintain the rural character by:

  • identifying the special character elements and working to protect them in the design
  • ensuring proposed elements, such as fencing, sympathetically integrate with the site's character
  • limiting built form across the landscape by creating multifunctional buildings or clustering them together. This enables common use of infrastructure such as wastewater, water reticulation and rubbish containment
  • Ensuring buildings are appropriately scaled and sensitively integrated into the site, so they do not detract from the place
  • aiming to create a naturalistic environment with the placement and spacing of new trees. Avoid straight rows of planting
  • considering how any livestock will be managed, contained and granted access to other areas of the park
  • preserving large scale openness.
  • identifying spatial patterns and repeating or preserving these as the main structuring elements of space.​


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