Synergy 47

BIG WAVES = BRILLIANT MAKEOVER

Who would have thought that a foreshore pummeling would end up leading to something as wonderful as a new central park at Kingscliff? As it turns out, the storm events – which kick-started the process – led council and community to put something into place that is much, much better than what was there previously. And on so many levels.

Ian Bentley is the Tweed Shire Council landscape architect that worked to pull it together. Originally a horticulturalist from the north of England, he gained his LA qualifications here in Australia before working for a bespoke firm dealing with high-end private landscapes. He then stepped into the world of public landscapes, working for Mackay Regional Council before moving to Tweed roughly ten years ago. In short, he understands the big picture and has an eye for the detail.

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