A new competition launched recently by the Sutherland Shire Council
seeks to generate ideas from the community for the revitalisation of the Cronulla
According to Sutherland Shire Mayor Steve Simpson, who launched the competition,
Cronulla being a vibrant tourism and business centre, it was important for the
community to be involved in the process right from the beginning. The Cronulla
Centre covers Cronulla Plaza, Peryman Square and surrounding areas of the
Cronulla central business district.
Inviting architects, landscape architects, urban planners and urban
designers as well as students and residents to get involved in shaping the
future of Cronulla, Steve Simpson explains that the ideas generated through the
competition will form part of the Council’s long term planning process for the
future of the area, and will give them clarity on the community’s vision of
Entries are open across three categories including professional, student
and community. Prizes will be awarded for each category including $10,000 as
first prize for the winning professional entry, plus an opportunity to provide
consultant services in preparing a strategic plan for the Cronulla Centre. The
runner-up in the professional category will receive $5,000.
The winning student entry will receive $1,000 plus the offer of a
traineeship, which requires the student to prepare the strategic plan for the
Cronulla Centre. The second prize winner in the student category will get $500.
Community entries will also be eligible for rewards including a $1,000 Cronulla
Beach CBD gift card for first prize and a $500 CBD gift card for second place.
All entries will be assessed by an independent judging panel comprised
of leading Australian practitioners in landscape architecture, urban design and
Entries to the competition should be sent in by 2pm on Wednesday 6
August, with all entries placed on exhibition from 21 August to 10 September.
The winning entries will be announced on Saturday 13 September and will be displayed
for a further two weeks to enable the public to vote for a People’s Choice