Urbis provided master planning, urban design and landscape architecture services that helped transform the East Shores precinct in Gladstone into an iconic new waterfront destination that reflects the city’s rich industrial and maritime heritage.
Urbis, on behalf of Gladstone Ports Corporation, envisioned the precinct as a hub for local residents and visitors, with an interactive water park and other playground facilities, barbecue areas, a waterfront promenade, jetty and fishing platform, public artworks and a wet dock for HMAS Gladstone.
The master plan shows a genuine effort to maintain a connection with the site’s industrial heritage using evocative and powerful imagery and concepts, grounded in an understanding of the potential of the site.
Mark Fuller, AILA Queensland Awards Judging Chair
The project, started in 2010, won the Award for Excellence in Urban Design at Queensland’s 2015 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) awards, the 2016 Parks and Leisure Australia Queensland Award for best Parks and Open Space – Development, and the Great Place Award at the Planning Institute of Australia’s 2016 National Awards for Planning Excellence.
Urbis’ vision has unlocked the potential of the East Shores precinct, turning it into world-class parkland that highlights the region’s history, while providing a vibrant destination for the local community.