Balfour Street Park



Balfour Street, Chippendale, NSW, Australia



City of Sydney


Design Team

Jane Irwin Landscape Architecture

Lighting Art and Science

Based on concept by Sue Barnsley Design


Winner – Horbury Hunt Award for Urban Design / Outdoor Spaces 2010 

Balfour Street Park is a small scale neighbourhood park built around the existing geometry of Balfour Street. Formed by a road closure between O’Connor and Wellington Streets, the new park is a transition from the fine grain, small scale suburb of Chippendale to the open broader scale Central Park development. It is finely crafted, introducing a handmade quality through the use of brick, and custom lighting. Materials reference the history and locality of the site.

Stormwater runoff is deflected, captured and filtered through a locally scaled stormwater swale.