Ethos Urban prepared a State Significant Development Application for the staged redevelopment of the Darlington Public School.

Ethos Urban prepared a Sportsfield Surface Study, Policy and Decision-Making Framework for Merri-bek City Council. The Study built a detailed research base outlining the strengths and limitations of natural and synthetic sportsfields surfaces based on environmental, financial and social impacts. It provided the growing inner-city council with guidance on approaches to balance intensifying demand for sportsfields and the environmental impacts synthetic turf.

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Using the study’s findings, Ethos Urban developed a Council policy and decision-making framework to guide the decision-making processes around the planning and implementation of new sportsfield surfaces, in the context of competing community, environmental, and sporting interests.


Merri-bek City Council


Melbourne, VIC


Completed 2023


Madeleine Beart

Madeleine Beart

Associate Director | Melbourne

Solomon Charles

Solomon Charles

Senior Urbanist | Melbourne