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Randwick Sustainability Hub
Randwick Sustainability Hub
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27 Munda Street, Randwick, NSW, AU
Climate zone:
Warm Temperate

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Randwick Sustainability Hub

Project Type

Community, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

Randwick Sustainability Hub, the name given to the energy and water efficient and community education retrofit of Randwick Community Centre which includes a Permaculture Interpretive Garden.

Project Description

The project

The Randwick Sustainability Hub was conceived as a centre for Randwick City Council's community education courses in home energy and water efficient design and renovation, the popular Living smart course on sustainable living, Council's schools program and Council's Organic Gardening course (running continuously now for the past decade and still popular), community leadership courses, teacher professional development courses and use as a public community space.

Permaculture Interpretive Garden

Project development

After obtaining grants from the state government, permaculture architect Terry Bail and permaculture landscape architect Steve Batley were engaged to work collaboratively with staff and the community to design the retrofit of the existing community centre building using passive and active design strategies and to integrate the building into the surrounding landscape.

What is unique about the project is the Permaculture Interpretive Garden. This is public park and, at the same time, a Council education facility. It serves as outdoor classroom to council's school's education program which, last year, hosted 1000 student visits based around lessons in energy and water. Multifunction design, as exemplified in the Garden, was adopted in anticipation of the heavier use of the area anticipated when medium density development is built adjacent. 



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