Social Research

Brush Farm Masterplan Consultation

Sym Studio


Sym Studio Landscape Architects were commissioned by the City of Ryde to prepare a Masterplan for Brush Farm Park and Lambert Parks.  The Parks have high ecological and heritage values as well as functioning as recreational spaces.

Stakeholder consultation had to be conducted sensitively and thoroughly to ensure that the full range of views were taken into account in the preparation of the Masterplan


A series of focus groups were conducted with stakeholders to create an intimate informal setting for discussion in order to explore the full range of views and opinions about the parks.

The focus groups included representatives from bushland preservation groups, bushland management working groups, sports associations, historical societies, flora and fauna preservation societies and a dog training club.  Creative exercises were conducted to elicit creative thinking and open discussion.  A Consultation Findings Report was prepared.

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