The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust appointed Cox Richardson Architects to develop the first-ever Master Plan for the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney and the Domain in April 2013. Cox Richardson has assembled an extensive team to develop the plan including Grant and Associates for the landscape architecture, Godden Mackay Logan for the conservation management and MI Associates for the financial and implementation strategies.
Following an extensive consultation period with a wide ranging group of neighbours and stakeholders and a literature review of current site planning and policy documents, the Cox Richardson team convened workshops with stakeholders, staff and Trustees during the second half of 2013 to develop the draft concepts of the Master Plan.
The draft Master Plan concepts were subsequently placed on public exhibition for review and comment, in conjunction with an online survey open to the public, from Sunday 6 April through to Saturday 31 May 2014. Public review and comment on the draft Master Plan comments has now closed and the Master Planning team is reviewing and analysing the submissions as a component of finalising the Master Plan.
It is anticipated that the final Master Plan will be completed in mid-2015.