DUBBO REGIONAL COUNCIL
Moir Landscape Architecture were engaged by Dubbo Regional Council to provide concept design and construction documentation for a park for the Wiradjuri people.
The park provides a place for the Wiradjuri people to showcase their history, values and relationship with the land. The park delivers a venue for events whilst also being a reflective place for visitors to gain better understanding of the Wiradjuri and their country.
The concept proposes to use the three rivers of the Wiradjuri people to represent their history, past and future, which are the Wambool (Macquarie), the Kalari (Lachlan) and the Murrumbidjeri River.
The Concept design abstracted the three rivers to three trail pathways which represents the periods of time of pre-European settlement, early-European settlement and the present/future.
Elements such as vertical sculptures lead visitors through the site offering connection of lines of history. These culminate at a larger fire pit and performance area. Areas that communicate history around the arrival of European settlement and difficult stages of history are proposed as quiet areas for contemplation.
There are also BBQ and picnic area, playground with serpent theme incorporated into the park for family activities.