Location: Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast
Description: Public place
Site area: 1231m²
Designers: Sunshine Coast Council, Pomo Design and SMEC
Awards: AILA National Award, Civic Landscape. AILA Queensland Award, Community Contribution
Photography: Greg Gardner
Palmwoods is a historic town tucked into the foothills of the Blackall Range. The undulating topography and woodlands help define the town's distinctive character. Vistas over farmlands to the west and the backdrop of the steep ridge of the Blackall Range also contribute to the character of the town and strengthen its connection to the surrounding area. The town is named after the piccabeen palm groves that were once a significant feature of the landscape.
The town square, prominently featuring piccabeen palms, is the focal point of the town, linking the railway station, Little Main Street and Main Street.