project detail

End Client: Hume City Council and Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD)
Architect: Gregory Burgess Pty Ltd Architects
Date: 2008 - 2011
Landscape value: $3.6M (Tanderrum Way) / $700k (Hume Central Secondary College)

Tanderrum Way demonstrates that it is possible to achieve multiple initiatives in our streets using the design philosophy of creating a public space rather than simply a vehicular thoroughfare.

The design sets a new standard in stormwater management via an inverted road profile which exceeds best practice WSUD standards, yet ensures the street remains accessible, legible and functional for all road users. An Award for Urban Design in Landscape Architecture was received from AILA Victoria for this project in 2010.

A new school at Hume Central Secondary College designed by Gregory Burgess Architects opens directly onto Tanderrum Way, and with no school front fence the street forms a public plaza continuous with the main entrance.

At the rear the design called for robust teaching courtyards, active ball courts and defined secure areas. The green spaces at the rear merge into the Hume Town Park.