New drone photos of Hassett Park at Campbell Section 5

The urban stream that runs through the new park is expressive of the original waterway (Photo by John Gollings)
The urban grass areas are juxtaposed by restored endangered lowland grassy ecosystems, including wildflowers, encouraging public appreciation of ‘the wild’ as a new aesthetic to foster wildlife and reduce maintenance. (Photo by John Gollings)
The sweeping bridge, designed by Hill Thalis, spans the large wetland detention basin at the low-point of the site, and also conceals large water tanks that irrigate the site. (Photo by John Gollings)

Merry Christmas from the jila team


This year saw the completion of some great projects, in the public domain in Canberra and Sydney. Constitution Avenue in Canberra has been completed along with Thomas & Hay Street in Chinatown, amongst others.

A selection of our recently completed projects have been awarded at a state and national level, with Forest Edge Garden taking out the AILA National Gardens Award of Excellence and Chelsea Street Park receiving the AILA NSW Landscape Architecture Award – Parks and Open Space. Campbell Section 5 (Hassett Park) was also recognised for design excellence, being awarded AILA ACT Award for Excellence – Parks and Open Space, and was highly commended in the Stormwater NSW Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design.


We wish you all a safe and happy festive season, and we are looking forward to working on more exciting projects in the New Year.



Award winning park at Campbell Section 5

The newly opened park at Campbell Section 5 has recently been recognised in several design awards including:

AILA (ACT) Award for Excellence – Parks and Open Space 2016 – Winner


Stormwater (NSW) Award for Excellence in Integrated Stormwater Design 2016 – Highly Commended

Stormwater NSW

Heavy rains in Canberra over a number of days have tested the new creek with all systems working to perfection.





We are proud to announce that our team has won the Mount Ainslie Summit Revitalisation Design Competition. The team, a collaboration between JILA, Sue Barnsley Design and Freeman Ryan Design, will now develop the winning design concept for the ACT Government. Congratulations to the whole team!



Campbell Section 5 park is turfed and almost ready to go…

A new piece of Campbell emerges as the park takes shape.


Chillistock Photography

The new park at Campbell Section 5 provides a continuous park frontage to the suburb and knits the new street network into the existing.

With the streets open to the public excitement is now building for access to this new local recreation space.


Chillistock Photography

Campbell Section 5 nears completion


JILA has been busy on site with the final stage of works on the new urban park at Campbell Section 5. The recently completed new street network, urban plaza and upgrade of Constitution Avenue frontage has set the standard for a high quality urban precinct in the heart of Canberra.

The Transformation of Campbell!

Work on site is just about to get underway on Campbel Section 5. JILA have been working hard for the past couple of years envisaging and designing the transformation of a vacant block in central Canberra into a new high quality urban precinct.

With a Constitution Avenue address, a new 3.4Ha of public domain, and a new local street network, we cant wait to get our hands dirty on site.

Full articles

A new look for Campbell

Campbell awaits Transformation

The project is a collaboration between Cardno, JILA and Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects

Linking Canberra City to the Lake wins Australia Award for Urban Design

JILA, in collaboration with Hill Thalis Architecture + Urban Projects, SMEC Australia Pty Ltd have been awarded the Australia Award for Urban Design for their work on the ACT government’s Linking Canberra City to the Lake project.

Project Summary 

The City to the Lake project provides a development framework for an urban extension of the City centre towards the lake, creating a vibrant urban waterfront that will enhance the public’s access to and use of Commonwealth Park, the lake and major national and regional educational and cultural institutions such as the ANU and National Museum. The public waterfront will be the centrepiece of a mixed use City precinct along with major new public amenity, infrastructure and cultural attractions for the Capital Region. Overall the project provides for over 1 million square metres of gross floor area for up to 15,000-20,000 new residents located around West Basin, City Hill and along Constitution Avenue.


Canberra Times

Australia Award for Urban Design