"We are delighted to have such a high-powered and highly respected team on board"
Kim Ellis, Centennial Parklands Director and Chief Executive

Centennial Parklands Masterplan

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Centennial Parklands & Moore Park Trust
Centennial Park, Grand Drive, New South Wales, Australia
May 2013 - October 2013

22,000m² Site Area


Creating a world-class urban park that is locally loved, internationally recognised and sustainable.

Centennial Parklands is a significant urban park, spanning 220 hectares in Sydney’s eastern suburbs. The 2040 masterplan provides a framework for future development to create a world-class destination that continues to benefit the thousands of people across Sydney who use the park for a variety of recreational purposes. With the Parklands Trust facing a reduction in government funding, the masterplan also includes opportunities for the introduction of additional income streams which will work to the benefit of the amenity of the park, without negatively impacting local users.

Through an intensive period of stakeholder and community consultation, three principles have emerged which have informed the masterplan: no loss of green space or tree numbers and no net increase in built environment. The masterplan identifies eight key moves, based on these principles, which form the focus areas of development: outer park/inner park zoning, traffic, access and circulation improvement, creating a network of hubs and improved amenities, defined event zones, wellness sport and recreation, play for all ages and enhanced interpretation – bringing the history of the park to the forefront. These moves address issues of tree life expectancy and management, enhancing the pedestrian experience, connectivity with the planned South East light rail link and reinstating the presence of Grand Drive. The proposal ensures the park remains relevant and sustainable for the benefit of the community.

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Centennial Park, Grand Drive, New South Wales, Australia


  • Complex and Large Scale Public Project involving In-depth Consultation process with an Extensive group of Stakeholders
  • Offering Opportunities for New Income Streams to Address Financial Sustainability
  • Enhancing the Pedestrian Experience with Walking Trails, Entries and Ease of Wayfinding
  • Improving Traffic Safety and Access through Circulation Routes
  • Connectivity to Alison Road Light Rail Link
  • Introduction of Education Hubs and Precincts, as well as Integrated learning Opportunities throughout the Park
  • Celebrating the History of the Park through Proposal for Digital Guides via Smartphone App
  • Reinstating the Importance of Grand Drive, with an Emphasis on Egalitarian Access – “A Park for All”


The People for Places and Spaces
Godden Mackay Logan
WT Partnership
Quantity Surveyors
Landscape Benchmarking
GTA Consultants
Richard Evans and Associate Consulting
Commercial Strategy
Earthscape Horticultural Services