Bandicoot Park

Bandicoot Park

  • Client Wolfdene / UDIA Consolidated Pty Ltd
  • Location Brompton Estate, Cranbourne South, Victoria
  • Completed 2021
  • Services Landscape Planning
    Landscape Design & Documentation
    Contract Administration

Information

The Bandicoot Park is multi-purpose open space within the Brompton Estate. It features a large playground, picnic areas, a kickabout space and conservation area.  The site is located in Cranbourne which is home to the endangered Southern Brown Bandicoot. Through interpretive signage and play elements, the park aims to educate the local community to help protect and conserve the species.

Complimenting the playground, are extensive native plantings creating a natural bushland backdrop to the play space, which has been designed to accommodate children of all abilities.  Additionally, the park includes sensory play elements, such as water and sound play, as well as custom play structures including, the ‘Bandicoot Run’ tunnel and ‘Bandicoot Bum’ play tower.

The ‘Bandicoot Run’ play structure forms a series of tunnels and cubbies to encourage imaginative play. The sculptural piece is fabricated from mild steel designed to rust and is nestled amongst native plantings. The design alludes to the habitat of the Southern Brown Bandicoot which prefers to live in areas with dense vegetation and constructs nests under plants on the ground.

The ‘Bandicoot Bum’ is a custom designed 10m tall play tower. The concept for the form of the tower is based on the tail end of a bandicoot with the skin elements of the tower referencing their fur. The 3 level play tower offers views across the wetland from the to upper levels and a variety of interpretive and play elements.  The deck level features a custom timber handrail with engraved poem titled ‘Benjamin Bandicoot’ by Banjo Paterson.

 

Design Partnerships

Fleetwood Urban (Tower & Shelters)

Agency of Sculpture (Bandicoot Run)

Construction Partnerships

P&H Civil Landscape

Fleetwood Urban

Agency of Sculpture

 

Photography

Dianna Snape

Renders

4D Studio

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