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No 1 Treasury Place Courtyard

No 1 Treasury Place Walkway

Macarthur Plaza
St Andrews Square Upper terrace
Printers Court

Urban Design and Civic Spaces

Treasury Precinct Landscape and Urban Design Masterplan, Melbourne

The Victorian Government commissioned Land Design Partnership. to create a masterplan to guide refinement and development of the Treasury Precinct, an area linking Parliament House, St. Patrick's Cathedral, Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens and the St. Andrews Place/Treasury Place Precinct. The early masterplan works proposed the creation of a series of flag-paved walks and vistas, which were encumbered by level changes, redundant buildings or inappropriate plantings. The masterplan received strong support for its imagination and respect for heritage.

No. 1 Treasury Place
This project initiated the Landscape and Urban Design Masterplan, as the planned relocation of several government departments highlighted the inadequacies of the external environments.

This project was undertaken for the Department of Building. The design was part of the refurbishment for the offices for the Department of Treasury and Cabinet.   The landscape works provided an extensive new paved ceremonial address to the offices, including the Victorian Insignia in the paving, a stairway to the Treasury Gardens and extensive plantings, including the entry forecourt.

Macarthur Plaza
Macarthur Plaza development was completed in 1997. Components of the hard landscape design include extensive bluestone paving, walls and stairs. Integrating a wide variety of plantings, the landscape links the Macarthur Plaza and St. Andrews Streets into the total Treasury Precinct.

St. Andrews Square
This square development formed the third stage of the implementation of the Treasury Precinct Master Plan. The square acts as a forecourt to several refurbished historic buildings and, via a series of terraces, enables visitors and employees safe and direct access through the precinct. As a passive recreation area, the square provides several informal seating areas, set amongst trees and nodal vegetation characteristic of the reserve.

Printers Court
This is the fourth stage of the Treasury Precinct landscape redevelopment.This development provided a new access route along Premiers Lane, a BBQ area and a special central courtyard including a water feature. The courtyards continue the general themes established throughout the precinct, particularly the use of hard materials and the plant palette. Also introduced in this area were some unique plantings and water elements demonstrating the variety by which individual spaces contribute to the overall framework.