Danks Street south precinct: concept design report

We’ve developed a concept design for new public spaces in the Danks Street south precinct, part of the Green Square urban renewal area.

Danks Street south precinct

The concept design ensures that when future development takes place in the Danks Street south precinct, well-designed and quality open spaces are available for our communities.

Aerial view highlights the precinct in the foreground, bounded by Bourke, McEvoy, Morehead and Danks streets in Waterloo. The built-up area of Green Square is in the background to South Dowling Street with the Moore Park Golf Course, Centennial Park and Randwick Racecourse also in the background.
Danks Street south precinct

We want these spaces to reflect the existing character of the local area and its people, acknowledge and celebrate local Aboriginal perspectives, and become a welcoming place to live and work for all.

The design features 3 key principles and 8 project concepts.

Designing with Country

  • Connecting to the enduring spirit of Country – Galumban nura (home country)
  • Country provides – Gumal duga (people – generosity)
  • Protecting Country now and into the future – Ngabay yuoli (planning – protection)

Project concepts

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The concept design is available for developers to progress to design development, detailed design and construction.

The design was developed following community feedback in late 2020.

The concept design was created in consultation with MAPA (Moline Axelsen Public Art & Participatory Architecture), JILA (Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture), Bangawarra and local community.