Lartelare Aboriginal Heritage Park
Lartelare Aboriginal Heritage Park

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About

Lartelare is the largest public open space contained within the $2.0bn Newport Quays Stage 1 and 2 Development. The park is pivotal within the development for its significant contribution in acknowledging the Aboriginal cultural history of the site.

TCL undertook an extensive consultation process with the local Kaurna Aboriginal Community over 12 months to ascertain appropriate stories to be reflected both in the broad park design and the detailed interpretive elements.

The Aboriginal community have also been actively involved during construction by collecting and making artefacts for display, and as part of an employment program which has undertaken planting of indigenous vegetation within the park.

Details
Client Name
State Government’s SA Renewal (formally Land Management Corporation).
Location
Port Adelaide, South Australia
Year
2005
Scale
6,300sqm
Traditional Owners
Kaurna people
Collaboration
Spud
Photography
Ben Wrigley and Andy Rasheed
Awards
2012 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award
2009 AILA (SA) Award for Design
Citation

“Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness...”

“The project presents an exemplary consultation process (which) underpins the creation of a culturally meaningful design....the jury sincerely compliments all involved—the landscape architects, local council and developers—for their commitment to this dimension of the project. Interpretation of the site’s heritage and local significance, selection of endemic plantings, design and crafting of specific site elements, and the skillful sculpting of landform, planting masses and circulation have generated a space of noteworthy sensitivity and gentleness....”

— Jury Citation, 2012.

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T.C.L. acknowledges all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people — the traditional custodians of the land on which we work. We respect their continuing connection to land, waters, and culture and recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. We pay our respects to Elders past and present.