K2K Urban Design Competition exhibition now open

Four of Australia’s leading planning and architectural teams have submitted their entries for their vision for the future of Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres as part of Randwick City Council’s K2K Urban Design Competition, worth $300,000 in prize money.

Each entry was asked to respond to a brief developed by Council and the community, asking them to provide their ideas for a vibrant, sustainable and liveable future for Kensington and Kingsford.

The public is invited to provide their feedback on the final entries, with the winning entry used to help Council identify the best ideas and designs to shape the future planning for Kensington and Kingsford.

The four shortlisted teams are:

· JMD, Hill Thalis + Bennett and Trimble

Team Comprising: James Mather Delaney Design Landscape Architects, Hill Thalis Architecture and Urban Projects, Bennett and Trimble Architecture and Urban Projects

· SJB, ASPECT Studios, Terroir, SGS

Team Comprising: ASPECT Studios Urban Design and Landscape Architecture, SJB Architects and Urban Design, SGS Economics and Planning, and Terroir Architecture and Urban Planning

· CODA Studio

Team Comprising: CODA Architecture and Urban Design, Realm Studios Landscape Architecture, and GTA Transport consultants

· Future Parade

Team Comprising: JBA Urban Design and Planning, Stewart Hollenstein Architecture and Urban Design, Arcadia Landscape Architecture, The Transport Planning People and Jess Scully

Following public feedback, the winning entry will be chosen by an independent expert jury consisting of Malcolm Snow, Ben Hewett, Jennifer Neales, Kerry Clare and Tim Greer.

Mayor of Randwick, Noel D’Souza, said he is excited to see what the finalists have come up with to rejuvenate Kensington and Kingsford in the years to come.

“We’re now in the exciting phase of the competition where we get to see what the finalists have come up with for their vision of these lively town centres.

“Importantly, we want the public to review the entries and give us their feedback on what they think of the submissions because at the end of the day, Council is seeking to take on the best ideas to revitalise the area,” said Mayor D’Souza.

The public is invited to provide their feedback on the final four entries - entries can be viewed online or in person:

· http://www.k2k.sydney

· Meeks Street Plaza in Kingsford (24/7)

· Masonic Centre at 199 Anzac Parade in Kensington (3pm-6pm weekdays or 10am-12noon on Saturday).

The exhibition is open from 21 September to 5 October before the winner is announced on 17 October 2016.

Further details about the community consultation and K2K Urban Design Competition can be found on the dedicated competition website www.k2k.sydney.

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This consultation is closed. On 10 December 2019, Council endorsed the Planning Proposal for the Kensington and Kingsford Town Centres and resolved to forward the proposal to the Department of Planning, Industry and Environment (DPIE) requesting amendments be made to Randwick LEP.  The Planning Proposal is currently with the State Government awaiting gazettal of the proposed changes to the RLEP 2012. The Planning Proposal can be viewed here.

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