2012 AILA National Landscape Architecture Award: Planning

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Cissy Djiaween and Irene Davey collecting Terminalia ferdinandiana.

Cissy Djiaween and Irene Davey collecting Terminalia ferdinandiana. Image: V Margetts

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Cissy Djiaween presenting Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit.

Cissy Djiaween presenting Terminalia ferdinandiana fruit. Image: G Grabasch

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Setting up Camp on the beach.

Setting up Camp on the beach. Image: V Margetts

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Cissy Djiagween collecting oysters.

Cissy Djiagween collecting oysters. Image: G Grabasch

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Jane Augustine showing a freshly caught oyster.

Jane Augustine showing a freshly caught oyster. Image: V Margetts

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Camp on the ridge of the James Price Point cliffs.

Camp on the ridge of the James Price Point cliffs. Image: V Margetts

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Donald McKenzie, Gordon Dixon, Paul Sampi, Vanessa Margetts and Frank Sebastian sharing stories at James Price Point.

Donald McKenzie, Gordon Dixon, Paul Sampi, Vanessa Margetts and Frank Sebastian sharing stories at James Price Point. Image: G Grabasch

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Greg Grabasch, Bradley Angus and Donald McKenzie showing off their fish.

Greg Grabasch, Bradley Angus and Donald McKenzie showing off their fish. Image: V Margetts

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Sophie Denham and Jane Augustine sharing plant knowledge with Vanessa Margetts.

Sophie Denham and Jane Augustine sharing plant knowledge with Vanessa Margetts. Image: G Grabasch

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Cissy Djiagween showing the sap of the Corymbia dampieri which has medicinal uses.

Cissy Djiagween showing the sap of the Corymbia dampieri which has medicinal uses. Image: V Margetts

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Frank Sebastian holding a photo of Friday Walmadany (Franks uncle) who was an important law man that lived at James Price Point area early 20th century.

Frank Sebastian holding a photo of Friday Walmadany (Franks uncle) who was an important law man that lived at James Price Point area early 20th century. Image: V Margetts

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Sophie Denham and Jane Augustine at James Price Point / location of the LNG precinct.

Sophie Denham and Jane Augustine at James Price Point / location of the LNG precinct. Image: V Margetts

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Cissy Djiagween and Jane Augustine reviewing the report.

Cissy Djiagween and Jane Augustine reviewing the report. Image: V Margetts

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James Price Point / location of the LNG precinct.

James Price Point / location of the LNG precinct. Image: V Margetts

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Kimberley LNG Precinct Strategic Assessment: Ethnobiological Report, James Prices Point by UDLA

Client: Kimberley Land Council

Jury comment

This project goes beyond the norm by using the owners to interpret their own land instead of the consultant interpreting that landscape. The landscape architects’ role was significant in this process, in this collaborative partnership that has been established for truly consultative design to occur. The report notes “the interrelated impacts that occur when a physical or biological component(s) of the land’s ecology is disturbed causing cumulative effects with regard to changes in ethnobiological practice”.

The report utilises Goolarabooloo and Jabirr Jabirr traditional knowledge of plants, animals and ecological systems to form management recommendations that function at both a political and cultural level, to provide sustainable solutions to the potential impacts of the LNG precinct at James Price Point.

The outcome is a document that clearly and unequivocally values all elements of the site. Many of these values are only known by the traditional owners themselves. This document greatly facilitates the exchange of these values to achieve a rich design response.


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