The Townsville Cruise Terminal saw the redevelopment and extension of the Port of Townsville’s existing berthing facilities to accommodate military and commercial shipping, as well as cruise liners, and a significant foreshore public realm and open space network.
The design involved the challenge of delivering a high quality coastal public open space that provides an appropriate sense of arrival for visitors to Queensland whilst addressing strict logistical and security challenges of a working commercial and military Port. The strengthening of pedestrian and bicycle links from the terminal back to the Townsville CBD and existing path network, as well as catering for the expansion into the future linear foreshore park, was critical to improve the connectivity of the site to the city and the river context.
The project involved intertidal foreshore works, significant public plazas and arrival areas, tropical native plantings, bespoke furniture and artwork referencing the sites unique cultural and geological history, whilst all designed in accordance with the strict logistical and security requirements of the Port.
David was involved in the design and management of this project while employed with Cardno S.P.L.A.T.