Green vision pays off for Marrickville Public School

MPR_logoMarrickville Public School in New South Wales is set to grow its green space after the school was announced as the winner of the national My Park Rules competition.

The competition is an initiative of the 202020 Vision and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) and to attract more attention and community support around creating more and better urban parks and play spaces in both existing and new developments.

There were almost 100 entries from around the country, which gathered more than 35,000 public votes – showing support for the initiative and raising awareness throughout school communities across the country.

After months of tough competition, eight finalists were announced and these finalists were teamed up with an accredited landscape architect to take their original concept and develop their design for the next round of the competition.

But there could only be one winner.

“The community of students, staff and parents at Marrickville Public School illustrated how the creation of a shared vision can also be a call to arms to ‘be the change you want to see in the world’” said Jury Chair, Kylie Legge.

The award winning design, developed in partnership with a team from TRACT Consultants, will now become a reality for Marrickville Public School, with a new $100,000 park that will be developed, with in-kind support and donated materials from generous supporters and partners.

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