The Projects

Here you'll find information on projects along with Furphy Foundry product news from all over Australia. Take a look it might give you the inspiration you need for your next project.


Accessible picnic settings

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Accessible picnic settings

Since the introduction of the Disability Discrimination Act in 1992, accessibility has become a prime consideration in street and park furniture. Today, we see a growing trend towards furniture in particular picnic settings to provide wheel chair access.

The guide to manufacturing wheel chair access is the Australian Standard 1428.2 Design for Access and Mobility.

Sports shelters for K.P Hardiman Reserve, Darebin

on Monday, 21 March 2016.

Sports shelters for K.P Hardiman Reserve, Darebin

K.P Hardiman Reserve in Darebin, Victoria is one of the 176 parks in the area notable for its outdoor recreational services. It houses sporting fields for hockey and football which are located in an area adjacent to the Plenty Road entrance.

There was only one basic shelter for the Hockey field where the coaches, players and spectators together shared this limited resource. Furphy Foundry engineered, modified, manufactured, supplied and installed two (2) additional shelters based on our ‘Players/Coaches Shelter’ range.

Toowoomba City Library - Civic Square

on Monday, 21 March 2016. Posted in The Projects

Toowoomba City Library - Civic Square

The $27 million Toowoomba City Library officially opened its doors on Saturday the 27th of February, 2016. This 6,800 m2 building envelope has all the traditional library features but boasts a cutting edge modern design with high technology equipment.

The copper façade is a major element, identifying the library as the absolute city centre piece. The project was constructed by Hutchinson Builders, one of Australia’s oldest and largest private building and construction companies.

Website downloads are now easier!

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Website downloads are now easier!

We’re delighted to announce the recent changes we’ve made to our website. We hope you like it!

Julia Gillard Library project

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Julia Gillard Library project

Furphy Foundry is proud to be part of the newly opened Julia Gillard Library in Tarneit, City of Wyndham Victoria.

The new library officially opened its doors last February 3rd 2016 to promote learning and growth to Tarneit residents by providing them access to a wide range of resources. It was named after Australia’s first female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, who served the country for three years.

Gateway @ Port Business Park gets Promenade perfection

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Gateway @ Port Business Park gets Promenade perfection

Salta Properties has been a go-to developer for quality residential apartments, commercial offices and provider of other industrial solutions for over 40 years. Their proven experience in the field of property development and project management has earned them success and numerous awards in Australia.

An example of this is a high end business park in Port Melbourne. The Gateway @ Port business park is located approximately 5.8 kilometres south-west of Melbourne CBD.

Our Prom is the bomb!

on Friday, 12 February 2016. Posted in The Projects

Our Prom is the bomb!

Having a picnic at the park at a beautiful location with family and friends is just what we do…

For this reason, it is fairly important to provide comfortable places, picnic settings and seating where people can gather around and enjoy time together.

Glenrowan Rest Area, Hume Highway, Victoria

on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

Glenrowan Rest Area, Hume Highway, Victoria

The Hume Highway is known to be one of Australia's major inter-city highways running 807 kilometres between Melbourne and Sydney. It is a vital link to transport goods to and from the two cities and also serves Albury-Wodonga and Canberra regions.

The journey on this road takes approximately 10 hours so rest areas are necessary for travellers to pull over, eat, recharge and appreciate the numerous towns along the way.

Hampton Visitor Information Centre picnic setting

on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

Hampton Visitor Information Centre picnic setting

Hampton Visitor Information Centre, located approximately 32kms north of Toowoomba, has become a regular stop over for tourists wanting to take photos of the 100-year-old building. It is one of the fully accredited visitor information centres within Toowoomba Regional Council area.

The centre is a delightful place for tourists to pick up information, talk to a local or stay for some time while enjoying the warmth coming from the honey coloured hoop pine walls and wide planks of the tallowwood floors mixed with the smell of linseed oil finish.

Tree furniture for urban environments

on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

Tree furniture for urban environments

Trees provide a soft, soothing and relaxing vibe in built up open public spaces like urban areas, street scapes or shopping districts. However, pedestrians and other elements of urban life can hinder trees from reaching their full bloom. To help facilitate their growth and keep them protected, tree grates and guards are being used to help.

Bicycle parking: Spiral bike racks

on Thursday, 14 January 2016.

Bicycle parking: Spiral bike racks

Bicycles have become a popular means of transportation for many Australians nowadays. It is more convenient to bike to a nearby food store, park or local shopping district however, bike parking can be quite difficult for customers as it is not always available.

One great solution is to provide bike racks.

Street safety | Cast aluminium bollards

on Tuesday, 15 December 2015.

Street safety | Cast aluminium bollards

With the holiday season fast approaching, it is expected to see people flocking in public spaces such as restaurants, picnic areas and shopping centres which causes increased foot and vehicle traffic in these areas. One proven way to help manage a higher level of safety is by using bollards.

Bollards are posts that help slow, direct and control all types of traffic as well as highlight safety hazards or concerns in busy public areas.

Street furnitures for Darebin (Victoria)

on Thursday, 17 December 2015.

Street furnitures for Darebin (Victoria)

Furphy Foundry recently worked with Citywide Constructions, Bellemo & Cat Architects and Jack Hotakorian & Associates Engineering for an urban nodes project as part of the Reservoir Streetscape Upgrade in Darebin, Victoria.

Fulcrum street furniture suite

on Thursday, 19 November 2015.

Fulcrum street furniture suite

With over 150 years of manufacturing experience, Furphy Foundry is dedicated to the design and engineering of versatile and stylish street furniture and urban design products. One of our most successful street and park furniture collections is the Fulcrum Suite.

Litter and recycling receptacles

on Thursday, 19 November 2015.

Litter and recycling receptacles

Furphy Foundry is dedicated in producing high-quality products for low maintenance and long life cycles. With our unique manufacturing capabilities, we were able to come up with a diverse range of litter and recycling receptacles to provide practical and effective solutions to help manage waste.

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