Lizard Log Park

“Smart design thinking delivers enhanced public amenity on a tight budget”

Executive Summary

Set amongst sweeping native bushland, Lizard Log is a popular parkland and picnic spot near Horsley Park in Sydney’s west. Having worked successfully together in the past, Fleetwood was engaged directly by WSPT to help enhance the existing public amenity by constructing a new pedestrian crossing using our proven Balmoral™ bridge system. We were also asked to trouble-shoot on a number of custom picnic shelters at the park designed by architects CHROFI, finding a way to deliver on the original brief in the face of considerable cost pressures.

Client

Western Sydney Parklands Trust (WSPT)

Completed

2014

State

NSW

Design Partners

CHROFI

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail

Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood was first engaged by WSPT to design and construct a new pedestrian bridge at Lizard Log Park. To do this we recommended our proven Balmoral™ bridge system, which we provided in a package that included all footings. The following year we were approached again by WSPT who were having budget issues with a series of new picnic shelters planned for the park. They asked if we could find a way to make the designs more cost effective – and using our DesignExecute2 ™ process, we could. We began by providing design advice and budget options, before committing to a fixed cost for the shelters within the original budget. From here our involvement was made official, and we were engaged to lead the project including all engineering, manufacturing and installation.

Community Engagement

Western Sydney Parklands Trust consulted the local community during the project's design and development phase.

Awards

Award Name Location Year
AILA NSW Award for Design Lizard Log Park 2013
Premier’s People’s Choice Award for Landscape Architecture Lizard Log Park 2012
AILA ACT/NSW- Australia’s Best Playground Lizard Log Park 2016