Roger Mainwood from TPG Architects has been working with James Cook University’s Tropical Urban Design Lab (TUDLab) and Tablelands Regional Council (TRC) to create a master plan encapsulating the community’s vision for their town on the Atherton Tablelands. Commencing in April this year, the project involved several stakeholder workshops, design sessions and hands-on learning opportunities for students of urban planning from JCU. Along with TPG Architects’ input to Ravenshoe’s Town Centre Master Plan, the successful outcome of this project for Malanda has led to a formal partnership between JCU and TRC to continue working together to shape the Tablelands.
Partnering with other industry consultants from the TUDLab, landscape architect Andrew Prowse and Gisela Jung from CA Architects, JCU’s Lisa Law and planning students Bella King and Harley Lyons presented the final draft of the master plan at the Malanda Show in July – a welcome opportunity to reconnect with the locals and also wear jumpers in Tropical North Queensland.
The final Malanda Master Plan can be downloaded from the TRC website via the following link: