This is an artist's impression of what the Yeppoon water play feature could look like when it's finished in early November. Photo Contributed
This is an artist's impression of what the Yeppoon water play feature could look like when it's finished in early November. Photo Contributed Contributed

Livingstone Shire Council lands top foreshore designer

THEY'VE designed architecture in France, built wildlife sanctuaries in Ethiopia and created some of Australia's most picturesque waterfronts.

Soon they'll be adding the Yeppoon Foreshore to their list.

Livingstone Shire Council announced yesterday world-renowned waterfront design specialists Taylor Cullity Leath (TCL) have been appointed as the urban designers for the Yeppoon Foreshore Redevelopment project.

The award-winning company, which is Australia's most awarded landscape architecture firm with over 120 awards, will design stages four and five of the master plan which consist of Anzac Parade and the reconstruction of the old hospital site.

TCL Director Perry Lethlean said his team were delighted to be part of the Yeppoon Foreshore revitalisation.

"It's an incredible privilege to be given the opportunity to unlock the fantastic potential of this waterfront and to capture the community's ambitions for this setting," he said.

"Our work is founded on the principles of celebrating the unique qualities of the environment and culture of place and ensuring public spaces become cherished community destinations. Our projects aspire to be inclusive, animated, inspiring and fun.

"TCL have been fortunate to be part of some transformative foreshore projects across Australasia which have not only received international recognition but importantly have been embraced by locals and visitors alike."

Mayor Bill Ludwig said having TCL on board the Foreshore Redevelopment was a huge coup for the region and reflected council's commitment to ensuring the once-in-a-lifetime foreshore project will be of a world-class standard.

"TCL are internationally recognised as a world leader in foreshore design with one of the most innovative urban design teams in the business," Cr Ludwig said.

"With TCL's creative expertise and the excellent community input received through our ongoing extensive consultation sessions we can now fully scope the detailed comprehensive Master Plan that will take the project forward to the construction phase.

"When complete the project will comprise the features and attractions that the community have told us they want to see, and transform Yeppoon and the Capricorn Coast into one of Queensland's premier coastal destinations," Cr Ludwig said.

Stage three of the project, the Zero Depth Water Play Feature, is nearing completion with the plans now moving forward to advance stages four and five.



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