Curry Reserve

Curry Reserve is a prominent picnic park located on one of the main entries into the township of Camden. Our development of a Landscape Mater Plan aims to highlight the short, medium and long term vision of Curry Reserve.


Years of progressive upgrades have meant that principle elements within the park, such as the heritage John Oxley Cottage currently serving as a tourist information centre, a playground, a sensory garden, and areas of informal recreation have been left feeling detached and separated from each other.

distinctive was engaged by Camden Council to facilitate with the production of a Landscape Masterplan to help map out the vision of Curry Reserve, for the continual development and improvement as an amenity park for the residence of Camden and its visitors. As well as the masterplan, we designed the public art of John Curry and incorporated it into the park.

Our goal through this project was to maintain the historic significance of Curry Reserve while updating and enhancing the character of the space. We wanted to provide an environment that allowed for flexibility as the community expectations and needs changed. Since the masterplan, the park has seen the construction of an updated amenities building, the construction of pathways to create a better sense of connectivity between the site elements, as well as the inclusion of a family-friendly waterpark.

At distinctive, we undertake a broad range of consultancy project from Landscape Visual Impact assessments, review panel (DRP), Riparian design and VMP, council liaison, land & environment court submissions, JRPP Submissions, community consultation and master planning.