Apple-Tree-Bay

BOBBIN HEAD & APPLE TREE BAY, KU-RING-GAI CHASE NATIONAL PARK

A visionary approach ensures the conservation and enhancement of the early twentieth century cultural landscapes that make up Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay. The 30 year masterplan includes a proposal to link the two parklands with a bush walk, future parking, public transport provisions and a general upgrade of the parklands to ensure these precious recreation areas are sustained into the future. The masterplan has some of the most advanced sustainability provisions written for a cultural landscape in the Department of Environment and Climate Change portfolio.

2007 AILA Awarded Landscape Architect Planning Merit Award
(Conybeare Morrison & Context)
Judging panel’s comments: ‘Following the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service’s new direction for detailed precinct planning with its reserve system, and in collaboration with the Service’s Planning and Performance Unit, CM+ and Context have taken an holistic approach to preparing a 20-30 year revitalisation program for these two important Sydney sites. The resulting masterplan visions incorporate conservation management plans and landscape managements plans, and successfully recognise both the recreational and natural heritage values of the sites. Over four volumes, the work has carefully documented the cultural heritage of the area and focuses on the experience of park users.’

2007 Energy Australia National Trust: Heritage Award Conservation Management Plan
(Conybeare Morrison & Context)
The jury’s comments: ‘The jury were very impressed with the high standard of work in this category, but what makes the Bobbin Head and Apple Tree Bay project exceptional is the extensive community consultation that has ensured community involvement, and also that the conservation plan that has been extended into a conservation masterplan for the site.’