Photography courtesy City of Sydney Photography courtesy City of Sydney

John Christie Wright Memorial Fountain, Macquarie Place Park

Location: Sydney, Australia

Project Team: Terragram Pty Ltd
Original fountain: Gerald Lewers (1960)
Structural Engineer: Rooney & Bye
Fountain Contractor: Water Features Australia
Casting: Pebblecrete
Landscape Contractor: Wilson Pedersen Landscapes
Client: City of Sydney

Year: 2009-2012

After decades of lobbying by Tanya Crothers and Darani Lewers (daughters of Gerald Lewers), the John Christie Wright Memorial Fountain finally found a resting place in a corner of Macquarie Place Park, Sydney CBD. The fountain was restored, with new basin and hydraulics. New stone seats, modified wall and paving, and general landscape renewal were also provided.