Projects / Landscape Architecture

Ironbark Flat Restoration – Audley

Located in the historic Audley precinct in the heart of Australia’s oldest national park, the Royal National Park, south of Sydney, Phillips Marler was engaged for the adaptive reuse of the Audley Dance Hall and the site restoration of Ironbark Flat in the surrounding cultural landscape.

The site has become overgrown with much reduced space for passive recreation.

This project has succeeded in opening up the landscape with new tree plantings wide and views to the river and surrounding sandstone slopes and ridges.

New pedestrian paths and signage has improved site legibility between this landscape and adjacent picnic flats around the river.

The project also looked at park furniture, shelters and BBQs and how these can be developed into the future.

Photography by Eric Sierins