Director McCormick Associates Design Pty Ltd
Tony McCormick is a landscape architect with over 40 years experience. Formerly a Principal of HASSELL, Australia's foremost international multidisciplinary design practice, where he led the landscape and urban design team for many years. He was responsible for tourism, hospitality, mixed use, commercial, transport, waterfront, metropolitan park and city making projects throughout Australia and Asia.
Tony has particular expertise in the management of multidisciplinary planning and design teams on large, complex development projects on sensitive sites. These have included major parks at Sydney Olympic Park, river rehabilitation for the Swan, Parramatta and Torrens rivers. He has been responsible for the preparation of strategies, manuals and design guidelines for parks, waterways, residential development, highways and the urban public realm for Government authorities. His projects have won numerous industry and profession awards including the Australian Urban Design Award.
He consults to the public and private sector and is currently on the NSW Government's Placemaking Advisory Committee and associated boards, which have responsibility for many of the State's most valued places including Sydney Olympic Park, Darling Harbour, The Rocks, Lunar Park and the Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation.
Parklands of Sydney Olympic Park: The past 25 years from Waste to GREAT PLACE.
by Tony McCormick and Peter Duncan
Peter and Tony both worked on the concept, planning, development and establishment of the Parklands at Sydney Olympic Park. Peter as the client project director and Tony as the lead of the multidisciplinary team responsible for the design of Millennium Parklands.
Together they reflect on the parklands today from its degraded waste land transformation through a concept and vison for a sustainable ecosystem to its success as a place and a program treasured by the community for recreation, inspiration and educational experiences.