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Harmony park in the Sunshine Coast

Harmony Sunshine Coast

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From planning ideas to community-centred reality RPS has been integral in the design and development of Harmony at Palmview on Queensland's Sunshine Coast.

2007

RPS engaged to provide urban design review for the Palmview Structure Planned Area

2015

Finalisation of Palmview Infrastructure Agreement

2018

Harmony's grand linear park is officially opened

2019

RPS urban designers working on Harmony District Activity Centre

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Understanding that for people to live well in a new community, great housing must be supported by robust infrastructure and amenities that reflect and enhance the character of the area, our work on Harmony has been about helping AVID to strike a fine balance between these factors.  

RPS has led the preparation of Harmony’s:

  • site characteristics

  • concept development

  • policy preparation

  • structure planning

  • public realm provision

  • approval negotiation

  • analysis of infrastructure agreements

  • community placemaking efforts. 

Design Guidelines developed by our team are influencing the planning and design of open spaces, roadways, village centre and two community display facilities, while contributing to the diversity of housing options delivered – from villas, terraces and smaller allotment housing, to medium density residential and retirement villages.

Another key feature of Harmony’s masterplan is the ‘grand linear park’ that was opened in 2018. This green space corridor allows all residents of Harmony to live within a few minutes’ walk of recreational park space, connects the community and promotes active transport. In fact, open space constitutes 35% of Harmony’s overall site area – a real drawcard for potential residents and investors.   

Our work on Harmony is continuing, with the RPS urban design team currently working on designs for the community's district activity centre. Created with true neighbourhood values in mind and a focus on walkability, features of this important hub will include major retail and speciality shops, commercial businesses, cafes, restaurants and a village park.

380

hectare community at Palmview on Queensland's Sunshine Coast

13,500

people to one day be accommodated in 4,800 diverse dwellings

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