The unique and magical playground at Bollygum Park, Kinglake, based on the book by Garry Fleming, was officially opened in late 2011. More than 11 years in the making, the project stemmed from the hard work and fundraising by the local community and committee . Jeavons staff, in particular Felicity Brown and Bruce Grillmeier, interpreted the book into a viable playspace design and saw it through to fruition with high quality construction by Naturform and many many artists and other individuals,
The new Oddies Creek Park Adventure Playspace is located in Albury, close to a bend in the Murray River, set amongst river redgums, with a unique design abstracted from paddle steamers and shearing sheds.
This accessible park and playground was designed by Jeavons for Albury City Council and caters for all ages and abilities. Features include a flying fox,
Zoë Metherell, an associate at Jeavons Landscape Architects, has received the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects Research & Communications award for her work titled “A comparative study of freeway planting designs – implications for biodiversity conservation”.
This work was a collaboration between Zoë and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology and demonstrates how quantitative measures can be used to analyse and inform designed landscapes.
The Jury noted that the design delivers on a technically challenging brief and balanced a range of expectations through a skilfully delivered and well resolved design. “The result is a beautifully executed landscape which demonstrates the integral role that a landscape architect has in delivering a multi-dimensional project varying in scale,