Newsletter 21 – The Sydney Harbour HighLine
- Posted by IanMuttonAdmin
- On September 19, 2020
- sydney harbour high line
Many readers will know that I am President of the Sydney Harbour HighLine Association.
The COVID-19 pandemic is highlighting the importance of public space to people’s mental, physical, and social wellbeing. Sydneysiders have flocked to parks and other domains sparking a call for people to devise new ways to re-imagine public spaces.
This has led to the NSW government and the Committee for Sydney launching an ideas competition for public spaces across the greater metropolitan area.
The competition has five categories, including ideas on the best open space, the best public facility, and best street and/or plaza. In addition, there is a People’s Choice Award which will be conducted through a public voting program on the website of the Sydney Morning Herald.
The judging panel includes NSW government architect Abbie Galvin, University of Technology landscape architecture professor Elizabeth Mossop and Sydney Festival artistic director Wesley Enoch.
Applications closed at the end of August.
The Sydney Harbour High Line (SHHL) entered the competition.
As entries were limited to a brief description of the project and one image, the focus of the entry was on the parkland which will be created in Lavender Bay by re-purposing the rail lines.
A copy of the SHHL entry is available on its web site