Nerang, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
PCYC Nerang has been operating since 1982, providing an ever increasing range of activities for the whole family.
As part of upgrade works to the Nerang Police Citizens Youth Club, Citicene were commissioned to produce a Landscape Masterplan to establish principles and priorities that convey intent, goals, and provide direction for subsequent design stages of the project.
Landscape strategies were established in close consultation with the PCYC management. The primary aim was to establish an outdoor recreational area that is a vibrant and multi-functional environment for prospective users of varying ages.
Principles of nature based play were to take precedence in the construction of outdoor recreational areas. This is to provide an interactive play experience.
A variety of ideas were implemented to achieve these strategies. This ranged from the use of the natural topography through to appropriate selection of species indigenous to the area.
Providing a multi-sensory experience for children inter-twined with outdoor recreation promotes healthy living. This is evermore important in today’s current environment of online entertainment.