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PTA Landscapes has recently completed construction of a courtyard and surrounds, home to a three-metre bronze sculpture of Sir John Monash, taking pride of place at Monash University’s Clayton Campus. Completed in April this year, PTA Landscapes were engaged at the end of the design phase to consult on the constructability and prepare budgets. Designed by Simon Ellis, Landscape Architect, the project has significant meaning for Monash University and its Alumni.

‘The Sir John Monash Sculpture project is a signature project for Monash. PTA delivered in record time while meeting the high standards set by Monash University and all stakeholders.’ Simon Ellis, Landscape Architect.

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“…equip yourself for life, not solely for your own benefit but for the benefit of the whole community.” Sir John Monash. Not only does the university carry Sir John’s name, but they take inspiration from his philosophy which was hand letter pressed into the cast insitu wall.

A key component of the project was the installation of a precast concrete bridge which needed to be installed level for the statue to take pride of place.

After demolishing the existing area PTA Landscapes commenced bulk earthworks, drainage works, concrete sub base, cast insitu walls, cast insitu seating, granite paving, irrigation system & planting.

L-R - Paul Trotter (Director at PTA Landscapes), Renowned Sculptor Peter Corlett and Stewart Owen (Project Manager PTA Landscapes) at the unveiling.

Left – Paul Trotter (Director at PTA Landscapes). Middle – Renowned Sculptor Peter Corlett at the unveiling.

The statue was officially unveiled by Governor of Victoria, The Honourable Alex Chernov AC QC, together with President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Margaret Gardner AO.

For further information regarding this project, or if you would like to talk to one of the team members from PTA Landscapes about a project you are planning please call (03) 9872 3055 or email info@ptalandscapes.com.au