Julia Reserve wins national excellence award
Posted 5 months ago
Oran Park’s Julia Reserve Youth Precinct has taken out yet another award win, proving Camden residents can enjoy the best of the best right here.
The facility was recently awarded 2020 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) National Award, recognised for its architectural excellence just four months after being awarded the AILA state award.
The newest park in the Camden area, a joint initiative between Camden Council, Greenfields Development Company and Landcom, includes the area’s second skate park, a parkour facility, multi-use courts, kick-about areas, ping-pong tables and much more.
It was commended by the judges for:
- Being a wonderfully vibrant multi-generational park for the growing community of Oran Park;
- Key pedestrian and bicycle connections to the adjacent community centre, shopping centre, schools and residential areas; and
- Achieving a delicate balance not only between stakeholder demands, a wide variety of activities and user group needs, but also with the ecological conditions of the land; and much more.
Mayor of Camden, Cr Theresa Fedeli, said the precinct was an exceptional leisure space for the community to enjoy.
“From the moment Julia Reserve Youth Precinct opened it has been extremely popular with kids regularly using it,” Cr Fedeli said.
“The beauty about this precinct is that it really does tick many boxes for our young families with kids able to use the skate facilities, multi-use courts and ping pong tables while parents can keep an eye on them in beautiful surroundings.
“I believe the precinct is thoroughly deserving of the recognition and I encourage you all to continue using the facility whilst following all COVID-19 guidelines including social distancing.”
Julia Reserve Youth Precinct joins Birriwa Reserve Outdoor Youth Space and Lawson Reserve as award recipients in recent years.