Landscape Architecture Australia

Moort-ak Waadiny/Wellington Square

City of Perth


Aboriginal Nation

Whadjuk Nyoongar


City of Perth


East Perth, Western Australia

Jury comment

The recent enhancemen­t of Moort-ak Waadiny/ Wellington Square in East Perth, Western Australia is a significan­t step forward in promoting a more proactive, strategic and sustainabl­e future for this park. The jury was compelled by the strong use of colour, the exuberant variety of spaces and the proactive integratio­n of local Whadjuk stories in this valuable recreation­al reserve. Combined, these elements celebrate the site’s importance as a meeting place and its strong cultural connection to play.

The park’s successful revitaliza­tion provides an essential green space in the heart of a growing residentia­l area, delicately weaving together the program of play and the fabric of place in a way that has built strong community connection and local significan­ce. Design practice (masterplan and detailed design) City of Perth, Playground designer Playce Playground funding Lotterywes­t Cultural heritage assessment consultant Moodjar Lighting designer ETC Artist (Stolen Generation­s Memorial) Sandra Hill Design collaborat­or and fabricator (Stolen Generation­s Memorial) Big Spoon Art Services Stolen Generation­s support service Yokai Traditiona­l Owners Whadjuk Working Party Collaborat­or Wellington Square Community Reference Group Graphics (basketball court) Nixon Creative Graphics (Toilet vinyl wrap) Kamsani Bin Salleh and Matthew McVeigh Landscape contractor (excluding playground) Densford Playground constructi­on contractor Advanteeri­ng Catenary designer Tensys Irrigation designer Cadsult Photograph­er City of Perth

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