The Ponds Parklands

“Delivering creative inspiration and social connection for an award-winning community”

Executive Summary

The Ponds is an award-winning residential community near Blacktown in Sydney’s west, with over 80 hectares of magnificent nature corridor, a network of feature ponds, parks, gardens, reserves and sporting fields, and more than four kilometres of walking tracks and cycleways. Since 2008, Fleetwood has worked closely with numerous design and landscaping partners to successfully complete a series of high profile projects on behalf of the developer, UrbanGrowth NSW. These include custom shelters, pedestrian and cycle bridges, viewing decks, boardwalks, public artworks and the development of a safe and continuous walkway around The Lake – a defining feature of the five-hectare community parkland.

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Client

UrbanGrowth NSW

State

NSW

Design Partners

Clouston Associates

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Pillar

Access

Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood’s long involvement at The Ponds Parklands can best be summarised with one word: collaboration. Working with many of Australia’s leading landscape architects, designers and artists, our success was forged through close partnerships that saw us contribute at every stage. Our responsibilities included turning concept designs into fully realisable engineering drawings, providing detailed planning, budget and construction documentation, overseeing the DA process, and leading the fabrication and final installation phases – while always maximising efficiencies and minimising disruptions to The Ponds residents and their families. Among our most prominent projects have been public artworks including The Float, The Dragonfly Wall and Ponds Dreaming, the activation of The Lake and delivery of the estate’s nine pedestrian and cycleway bridges.

Awards

Award Name Location Year
UDIA NSW Presidents Award The Ponds Parklands 2012
UDIA NSW Austral Bricks Award For Excellence In Residential Development The Ponds Parklands 2012
Winner of the Plan to Place Award with Cox Richardson The Ponds Parklands 2015
AILA NSW Parks and Open Space Landscape Architecture Award The Ponds Parklands 2016