LOCATION
Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park NSW
CLIENT
NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service
DETAILS
Master plan
Conservation Management Plan
Landscape Management Plan
SITE AREA
6.7 ha
AWARDS
2007 AILA Awarded Landscape Architect Planning Merit Award
2007 Energy Australia National Trust: Heritage Award Conservation Management Plan

Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (KCNP) was established in 1894 and Bobbin Head developed as its focal point. The area was reclaimed to form a recreational precinct. Orchard Park was established in the 1930s as a pleasure ground comprising the Bobbin Inn, central pavilion, picnic shelters and cultural plantings. Further areas were reclaimed including Orchard Park South, Gibberagong Park and Gibberagong South. The Conservation Management Plan, together with the Landscape Management Plan, guided The Vision for the Master Plan to ensure the conservation and enhancement of the early twentieth century cultural landscapes. Numerous issues required carefully considered conservation policies to guide all future developments. These included seawall management, water inundation, parking and amenities, the age of plantings and their condition.