The upgrade of Jack Evans Boat Harbour has created a unique civic place of waterfront leisure. It is also a major tourist attraction for Tweed Heads, which acts as the gateway between New South Wales and Queensland.
The park design offers a richness by creating a series of distinct relationships with the water – a new beach and beach deck, a new rocky headland, an ‘urban pier’, boardwalk, water amphitheatre, swimming areas, fishing points and boating opportunities. The entire water edge has been designed to withstand tidal inundation and potential storm surges to ‘future proof’ the surrounding parklands against the effects of climate change and sea level rise.
The design strongly promotes physical activity by providing a range of opportunities through the design of the public domain elements which facilitate walking, cycling and swimming.
This design follows on from the concept design developed by Tweed Shire Council.
Tweed Shire Council
Schematic design, design development, documentation
Tweed Heads, NSW, Australia
ASPECT Studios – lead consultant, Cardno Grogan Richards – Civil and Structural Engineering, Construction Project Management – Tweed Shire Council
2013 CCAA Public Domain Awards – Best Overall Project
2013 CCAA Public Domain Awards – Precincts Winner
2012 AILA National Awards – Design
2011 AILA NSW Awards – ‘The Medal’
Photography: Simon Wood