Ipswich's Small Creek was once a meandering natural stream that flowed into Deebing Creek. Today, it’s a straight concrete channel that offers very little value to the community or environment.
That’s changing: Small Creek will return to a natural waterway through a visionary Council project. As well as clean water and habitat for wildlife, the new Small Creek will allow for better path and bikeway connections and the opportunity to interact with nature in a parkland setting.
Project partners Landscapology and Bligh Tanner kicked off the project with Design Your Creek Week, working on site and learning from the local community.
After gathering a wealth of information we finalised the Concept Design stage of the project in December 2016. Construction of Stage 1 was completed in earl 2018, and Stage 2 is currently underway on site.
• Minister’s Award for Urban Design, Commendation, Excellence in Urban Design, 2018.
• River Basin Management Society Awards, Finalist in Involving Community in Waterway Management, 2017.
• AILA National Awards, Landscape Architecture Award in Land Management, 2017.
• Stormwater Queensland Award for Excellence in Strategic or Master Planning, 2017.
• Healthy Land and Water Awards, Finalist in Government Stewardship, 2017.
• AILA Queensland Awards, Award of Excellence in Land Management, 2017.