Goyder Square is the latest urban destination in the heart of Palmerston, Northern Territory.
As part of the Palmerston City Centre Master Plan, the City of Palmerston engaged RobertsDay and Turf Design Studio to develop Stages 2 and 3 of Goyder Square’s Design and Documentation.
Redevelopment of this public space has reinvigorated Palmerston and re-established significant connections to the city’s heritage and landmarks. This expansion of green, open space attracts people to the city’s heart and provides a sanctuary for residents and office workers.
Related projects of widening of The Boulevarde and the inclusion of a new bus stop and improved pedestrian/cycle connections increase the accessibility to Goyder Square.
Turf Design Studio envisioned the square’s water feature, which provides physical and experiential enhancements to the public landscape; encouraging visitors to look, feel and enjoy. Customised shade structures provide respite during the day and enable the support of public events, such as market stalls and concerts.
Goyder Square showcases the unique and diverse qualities of Northern Territory flora, with a palette that plays on colour, seasonal change and texture. A selection of mature street trees provides instant shade to users; chosen according to local availability, hardiness and low maintenance characteristics.
A cleverly integrated lighting strategy by Electrolight illuminates the square’s furniture and elements, trees and paths; creating a safe and comfortable passage within the site and onwards to Water Tower Park.