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Inspired by European industrial style furniture, the City of Parramatta has collaborated with Street Furniture Australia to bring a custom suite to a refreshed parkland. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Boronia Park, Epping Street Furniture Australia

Boronia Park, Epping Street Furniture Australia
  • Inspired by European industrial style furniture,
    the City of Parramatta has collaborated with
    Street Furniture Australia to bring a custom
    suite to a refreshed parkland.

  • As population density increases in Epping in
    Sydneys north-west, Boronia Park required a
    design re-think in line with its Master Plan and
    new urban character, says Erin Hrouda, Open Space
    Officer with the Council.

  • The popular 4.9 hectare park received a facelift
    and upgraded facilities through a multi-million
    dollar joint NSW State Government funded program.
  • The update included a new circuit path and
    seating, additional playground equipment and
    soft-fall, picnic shelters and tables, barbecues,
    improved access and lighting.

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  • Hrouda worked with Street Furniture Australia to
    create a site-specific range of furniture for the
  • The brief called for a unique furniture range,
    more urban in nature than what had previously
    been installed in the park, using quality raw
    materials, like timber and steel. It needed to be
    practical, robust and easy to maintain, he says.

  • Accessibility was also important. The picnic
    settings were designed to be wheelchair
    accessible from both ends, without looking any
    different. The bench heights were adjusted to
    ensure the tables remained at a comfortable
    height for all users.
  • The park seats, with backrests, were designed
    using folded steel elements making up the frames
    with the softness and comfort of a timber
    slatted seat base and backrest. After an initial
    prototype was built, the backrest was altered for
    extra comfort.

  • Hrouda says he was inspired by furniture hed
    noted while abroad, but preferred to work with an
    Australian manufacturer.
  • I really liked the chunky, industrial yet
    sophisticated outdoor furniture I had seen while
    travelling in Europe, particularly Spain.
    However, I wasnt keen on importing furniture
    from overseas for use in our project, with the
    maintenance issues and expense.

  • Ideally I needed a local company that could
    design and manufacture a range which incorporated
    these design ideas with robust and responsibly
    sourced materials.
  • The Street Furniture Australia design team were
    fantastic. They interpreted the ideas I had and
    were able to provide expertise in aesthetics,
    proportions and requirements for safety and
    accessibility. They had a strong understanding of
    the capabilities of the materials and were
    responsive to feedback.

  • A big thank you to the team for the awesome
    sketches, design guidance and ability to figure
    out just what I wanted. They were efficient and
    responsive to my design changes, provided
    multiple options and made many tweaks to the
    design and remained an absolute pleasure to
    work with at all times.

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  • The three pieces of furniture produced are bold,
    robust, unfussy, and practical. They are unique
    and built to last. The quality of the furniture
    brings an urban feel to Boronia Park, recognising
    its transition to a much smarter looking urban
  • Hrouda says the already popular park is seeing
    more visitors since its transformation.

  • You only need to visit Boronia Park to see how
    the upgrades are being received by the community.
    Park usage has increased, particularly by parents
    with their young children using the playground
    and picnic area.
  • The circuit path has also been a popular
    addition, encouraging residents to use the park
    for exercise.

  • Boronia Park is the key open space for Epping
    south of the railway line. Its proximity to the
    railway station, shops and high density housing
    means that it is both a thoroughfare for
    commuters and an essential recreation space for

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