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NSW Heritage Awards Win

21 May 2024

West Head Lookout on Garigal Country, designed by Bruce Mackenzie and OCULUS for NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service, has won the Landscape Award at the 30th annual National Trust NSW Heritage Awards.

Originally designed by renowned landscape architect, the late Bruce Mackenzie, in association with Russell Smith in the 1960s, the lookout is significant example of the ‘Sydney Bush School’ style of landscape architecture.

OCULUS Senior Landscape Architect Scarlett Leung accepted the award on behalf of the wider team, saying "it was an honour to learn from Bruce and to preserve West Head Lookout for future generations. "

The awards celebrate outstanding practice and excellence in conservation of Aboriginal, built, natural and cultural heritage, and this year attracted over 120 entries. Penny Sharpe, Minister for Heritage, commended the winners for their dedication to conserving and promoting heritage in NSW, saying “these projects are vital in ensuring our special places and stories are enjoyed for generations to come”.

The jury was chaired by architect Matthew Devine, who was joined by Ann Toy, Barrina South, Caitlin Allen, David Burdon, Kathryn Pitkin, Peter John Cantrill, and landscape architect Libby Gallagher.

The winners were announced in a ceremony on Gadigal Country in Sydney, a full list of winners is available on the National Trust website. Congratulations to everyone involved in this celebration of heritage.

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A photo of a large group posing with certificates and trophies. The Sydney Harbour Bridge is in the distance behind them.

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