12 Oct 2018

Rockhampton Riverside project has made its way into the spotlight (yet again!) after winning the state award for landscape lighting at the inaugural WE-EF After Dark Competition.

Rockhampton Mayor, Margaret Strelow, said Council was thrilled to learn that the Riverside had been announced as best in the state.

She said, ”When designing our Riverside precinct, it was important that it looked just as impressive at night as during the day and Urbis, with Rixon Design, delivered beyond our imagination in every aspect.

“It has well and truly enhanced the experience for people who enjoy this part of our city and presented so many opportunities for events to have a real world-class look and feel about them.”

The project has - from day one - been an extremely rewarding and enriching process.

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Urbis Landscape Architect Director Glen Power said, “The design of the feature lighting throughout the Riverside gives Rockhampton a unique identity.

“Urbis and the consultant team are truly proud of what has been achieved. The project has – from day one – been an extremely rewarding and enriching process.

“Through the Riverbank project, the Council, the design team and the Contractors have created a place of celebration, a place of enjoyment and a place for creating memories.

“This project exemplifies the integration of lighting design within the entirety of the public realm all brought together by smart networks.”

Organised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA), the competition is designed to recognise and celebrate the very best of Australian landscape lighting.

This award joins a list of honours, including the 2018 National Landscape Architecture Award in the Parks and Open Space category; and a commendation at the Minister’s Award for Urban Design 2018.