Southbank suburb to feature public park

May 24, 2017 by  

A fresh development in Melbourne’s Southbank is to include an extensive park.

Southbank is heavily urbanized, so the new park may make quite a difference, and its European style is likely to make it stand out. Marketing services from South Melbourne could be used to promote the use of the green space.

The space was designed by the architects Taylor Cullity Lethlean (TCL). Perry Lethlean stated:

“The park is part of a network of gardens inspired by Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens and qualities from other cities such as Paris, Berlin and Spain. Generous promenades and plazas encourage the Italian tradition of promenading – taking an evening walk with family and friends.”

The park will extend over part of a mixed development connected with OSK Property, and the overall scheme involves an investment that could approach $3bn. The work planned by TCL will be carried out at an early stage of the construction effort.

Colourful plants will be selected to conjure up images of various countries among the park’s visitors. Water features will also help the aesthetics of the parkland, which is going to be situated on a slight incline.

One idea of the initiative is that there should be a corridor between some gardens and the core of the city. Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat, the executive chair of OSK Property, is keen for nature, retail and leisure to work harmoniously.