Goyder Square has been awarded the 2016 Great Place Award for Planning Excellence in Northern Territory.
Turf Design Studio acknowledges the fantastic process of collaboration with Palmerston City Council and RobertsDay that has led to the delivery of a new city hub the community has quickly made their own.
See the full list of 2016 Awards for Planning Excellence
“The City of Palmerston recognised that the City Centre lacked amenity and a positive identity. A central place was needed for celebration and gathering that was pedestrian friendly, accessible and of a suitable size.
A complete transformation of this space has been achieved. From a traffic-dominated precinct with poor amenity the project has created a ‘green heart’, merging 3 disparate public spaces, to achieve a connected versatile and activated civic space.
Goyder Square is a flexible, safe, integrated and responsive Place.
People can walk and cycle to Goyder Square. As the landscape matures it will provide a shady and comfortable environment. Importantly, the adjacent street network is legible and direct.
The judges considered that the popularity of the redeveloped Goyder Square and quality of design make it a worthy recipient of the Great Place Award.”