Participants of Collectivity Talks: Northbank and the shape of things to come, hosted on-site at Seafarers Rest as part of Melbourne Design Week.

Seafarers Rest gets the green light with City of Melbourne approval

21 Apr 2021

Seafarers Rest, a 3,500 square metre public park designed by OCULUS on the northern bank of Melbourne's Yarra River, has received the final tick of approval after the design was formerly endorsed by the City of Melbourne's Future Melbourne Committee last night.

Last month OCULUS Associate Director Claire Martin took part in Collectivity Talks: Northbank and the shape of things to come, hosted on-site as part of Melbourne Design Week.

Speaking alongside Nicky Drobis, Director at Fender Katsalidis, David Lee, Development Director at Riverlee and Sarsha Durham from Mirvac, Claire shared insights into the design thinking that underpins Seafarers Rest.

“Seafarers Rest’s green infrastructure will promote wellbeing through connection to place and a celebration of community and culture.”

“The outcomes we will deliver draw heavily on the relationship to the river and the site’s maritime history, which define the unique character of this part of the city.”

Learn more about Seafarers Rest here.

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