Thornton Riparian Corridor

“Working in a sensitive local habitat with an equally sensitive budget”

Executive Summary

Caddens Rise is home to around 1,000 people in Western Sydney. UrbanGrowth NSW, the major developer on the estate, selected Fleetwood Urban to collaborate with landscape architects Place Design Group to create a lively outdoor space at the heart of its new residential community. Central to the expansive project was the delivery of a new 6-metre pedestrian bridge, 58-metre boardwalk and Australian hardwood viewing platform to encourage locals to explore more of their local habitat, including the nearby Thornton Riparian Corridor. The budget was tight. But the end result was outstanding.


UrbanGrowth NSW





Design Partners

PLACE Design Group

Scope of Work

Deliver, Detail, Develop, Discover

Fleetwood Involvement

Fleetwood was commissioned directly by UrbanGrowth NSW to bolster community access to the Thornton Riparian Corridor. Faced with tight budgetary pressures, the project’s success relied on close and ongoing collaboration between all parties, especially the landscape architects, Place Design Group. Our DesignExecute2™ delivery model provided the perfect platform to guide this process – from reworking the original concepts and providing full design detailing and materials specifications, to the off-site fabrication and successful installation of all elements at Caddens Rise. Importantly, this was all achieved on time, brief and budget.