Syd Jones Reserve 

enjoys a new shelter and toilet facilities.

Located between the Adelaide suburbs Firle and Payneham South, Syd Jones Reserve is in the perfect spot to provide these growing communities with a space to enjoy some fresh air, open space and recreation—and the reserve has just had a makeover!

Following two rounds of community consultation, in March 2019 the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters endorsed a concept plan for the upgrade to Syd Jones Reserve. Now complete, this space offers quality facilities for residents, families and visitors to enjoy. A nod to the local Table Tennis Academy, the building they used has been retained and a brand new outdoor table tennis table has been installed outdoors to encourage more people to participate.

Landscape Construction Services was awarded the tender for the upgrade which was designed by WAX design, Adelaide. Thanks to our long-standing relationship, we were able to work seamlessly with the team at LCS to effect installation and groundworks as they mobilised on site.

Yarra Series Toilet Building

Our Yarra Series toilet building was modified to include a hardwood privacy screen and an externally fitted stainless steel drink fountain. Specified with cladding in Colorbond Basalt Mini Orb and a Dune Colorbond roof, stainless steel toilet, concealed internal cistern and a wheelchair-compliant stainless steel hand wash basin. An external garden tap was also fitted to the building for the council maintenance crew when on site.

LED batten lights were also supplied for the veranda, cubicle and service areas of the structure, with the cubicle lights supplied as motion-activated.

Secure Service Area

The service area at the rear of the toilet building houses cleaning supplies and an irrigation controller, all in a lockable room. A service area means that cisterns can be concealed in the toilet cubicle and only the flush buttons are visible from the toilet area – making cleaning easier and reducing vandalism. The cistern can be accessed for service and maintenance from the lockable room.


Skillion Shelter

In discussions with Council about the project scope, we recommended a skillion roof shade structure and as few posts as possible to maximise access and flow through the shaded area and toilet building. The style of the toilet building was in keeping with what the council was using elsewhere. A 10m x 4m Terrain Elements skillion shelter was re-engineered to stand on just 6 posts. Providing a sheltered area of 40 square metres, the shelter could accommodate two table settings and a BBQ unit with ease.

Shelter Specifications

  • Terrain Elements Skillion shelter
  • 10m long x 4m wide
  • Black anodised aluminium
  • Dune Colorbond roof
  • Subsurface flange mount – fixing set below finished level
  • No screening
“Parks are not just green spaces; they’re public spaces for people. They’re not just for physical health, but for mental health… Just being in a park for 20 minutes improves mental health, reduces anxiety, reduces stress and, in some cases, reduces crime.”

New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver

Set outs for shelter and toilet building were done quickly to not interrupt other tasks on site. From there pre-plumb was effected and toilet slab laid at the same time as the pathways by LCS. Terrain Group then installed the toilet building and the shelter’s sub-surface flange mounts at below finished level. Second fix plumbing followed, and finally the gutter, down pipe and external drink fountain were all fitted.

The Park is now officially open and is already enjoying high use from the community. It’s wonderful to see refreshed open spaces bringing the community together and facilitate renewed appreciation for these precincts. It’s a credit to the local councils who are investing in open space upgrades for their ratepayers. 

Fast Facts

  • Terrain Group shade structures are manufactured using recycled aluminium
  • A new public toilet building from Terrain Group range can be erected and operational within a few days of getting to site
  • This toilet building is available with auto-lock, reducing resources and costs by removing the need to manually lock and unlock daily
  • All shelters are supplied with 316 stainless steel anti-vandal fixings

A project like this, where everything is time-driven, needs coordination, a great team of people, communication and reliable, quality products. That’s exactly what brought this project together so well! The weather wasn’t always on our side, but we did everything to communicate, coordinate and deliver to the principal contractor. A credit to LCS and their team. Job well done.” 

Jayne Selby

Projects Manager