The knowledge of the local Dharug people is embedded in the design – from food and medicinal plants in the Bush Tucker, Healing and Sensory Gardens, to inscribed storylines and audio elements.
Water is used as a functional and recreational element – a bubbling creek efficiently and beautifully manages stormwater distribution across the site. Stepped edges providing seating and wild play encourages kids to explore the creek, with mist and jets of water.
Diners eat whilst overlooking the park on the Cafe Terrace. An active edge with bar counters connects the buildings to the park and extends the outdoor space for eating. Three shaded gazebo structures host outdoor meeting pods with access to wifi and power-points for laptops.
Active lifestyles are encouraged with workout spaces, whilst public art installations ignite imagination.