Together with Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Taronga attracts more than 2 million visitors each year and contributes an estimated $249 million per year to the NSW economy. Since 2014, Urbis has been working with Taronga Zoo on projects that will create immersive experiences for zoo visitors, increase visitor numbers and promote conservation education.

As lead consultant, we have assisted TSCA with numerous large scale capital works projects, including:

  • SSDA Sumatran Tigers Exhibit (2015)
  • Local DA Taronga ZooSnooz (2016)
  • Local DA Temporary staff offices (2017)
  • SSDA Taronga Institute of Science and Learning (2015-2017)
  • SSDA Australia Habitat and Taronga Wildlife Eco Retreat (2018-2021)
  • SSDA Upper Australia Precinct, including an early works package via a local DA (2020-ongoing)
  • REF for upgrades to staff offices (2020)
  • SSDA Reptile and Amphibian Conservation Centre (2021)
  • REF for upgrades to Great Southern Oceans Seal Exhibit (2021)

We are currently helping TSCA redevelop the existing Taronga Wildlife Hospital and build the Bellinger Turtle and Platypus Conservation Research Station to increase the Zoo’s capacity to save endangered animals through wildlife rescue and conservation. These projects will help Taronga to secure its position as an internationally recognised leading conservation and nature tourism organisation.