Archive for October, 2020

Braitling Primary School

This award-winning project saw Arid Edge involved from the concept to the final build, delivering designs with Sue Dugdale and Associates and on site construction with Probuild NT.

In keeping with the client brief for engaging, durable and child friendly playgrounds, the innovative designs included; rainwater harvesting dry creek beds linked to storm water services, water efficient native landscapes, a fruit tree orchard seating area, and a design that engages students to interact with and have connection to the landscape.

This project took out Best Educational Facility and Best Sustainability Design at the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects NT awards night.

Braitling Primary School

Landscape design

Braitling, Alice Springs

Location: Braitling, Alice Springs

Santa Teresa football oval

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In the community of Santa Teresa was a red dirt oval made up entirely of clay. That is until Arid Edge took up the challenge of grassing the ground and bringing to life the ‘MCG of the Desert’. In partnership with Atyengenhe Atherre Aboriginal Corporation (AAAC) and Melbourne Football Club, Arid Edge transformed the once rocky football oval into a lush, green paddock. 

Project details 

Working in partnership with Melbourne Football Club and Santa Teresa Aboriginal corporation (AAAC), Arid Edge designed and constructed the irrigation system for resurfacing of the Santa Teresa football Oval.

Located 80km south of Alice Springs on the edge of the Simpson desert, this is a major project in a remote arid climate. Arid Edge developed designs in collaboration with project sponsors Hunter Irrigation and Think Water NT and uses the latest water efficiency techniques to deliver a local sports field quality finish with only 60% of the water use of comparable pitches in Alice Springs.

Client: Atyengenhe Atherre Aboriginal Corporation 

Location: Santa Teresa, Central Australia

Project Partners: Melbourne Football Club

Kintore Community Hub MasterPlan

The Kintore “Town Square” Masterplan project is focused on improving the amenity and outdoor infrastructure of public spaces in the centre of Kintore community.

As part of MacDonnell Regional Council’s strategy of developing community Infrastructure plans for each of the 13 remote communities within the MRC Regional, this plan provides landscape design solutions for social and environmental needs including heat mitigation, dust suppression, screening prevailing winds, vehicle management and engaging the community in the “town Square” space.

Proposed works included mounds and plantings for wind break, vehicle control, stormwater harvesting and shade, as well as stormwater harvesting and shade, as well as increased shade structures, meeting spaces playgrounds, fencing and public memorial plaques.increased shade structures, meeting spaces playgrounds, fencing and public memorial plaques.

MacDonnell Regional Council

Landscape design, consultation, participatory design


Community consultation with Kintore residents and MRC facilitated by Arid Edge Manager Alex McClean. Credit: MacDonnell Regional Council.