"Mother Nature is a ‘Powerful Mother’ even more powerful than my own! Understand her, design and respectfully work with her, she will reward."


  • Provide Landscape Architectural services, designs and advice of high quality and integrity.
  • Advance and promote the understanding, status and integrity of the Landscape Architecture profession.
  • Follow the priorities of function, form and aesthetics.
  • Promote the use of materials which have minimal effect on resources, the environment and the community.
  • Maintain flexibility in terms of involvement and engagement to assist clients in any capacity desired.
  • Pass on to the client cost savings obtained from low overheads Practice.

These Philosophies have led to Rupert’s community based Committee involvement in:

  • Port Macquarie ’s Landscape Advisory Committee 1983-1986
  • Friends of Kooloonbung Creek Nature Park , executive committee member 1985-1988
  • Port Macquarie Vision Splendid Sub-committee to the Hastings Economic Development Board 1993-1994, (Committee responsible for CBD’s ‘Town Centre’ Master Plan development and regional town master plans).
  • Port Macquarie Mainstreet Committee 1995- 1996.
  • Kempsey Uptown Downtown Committee’s representative on Kempsey C.B.D. Master Plan Committee. 1995- 1996.
  • Hastings Council’s State Environmental Planning Policy No.44 Committee. 1995 - 1999.
  • Macleay Total Catchment Management Committee as community representative, 1995-1999
  • Mungay Creek Landcare Group Inc. - president, 1994-96, Publicity Officer 1996 -97, Vice President 1997– 1999.
  • Yarrahapinni Wetlands Reserve Trust – Chairman April 2002 – 2007 & Management Advisory Group 2007 to current.

The Practice, being regionally based, is competent and experienced in all areas of Landscape Architecture. The combination of philosophies, personal interest & understanding with 30 years experience, has provided Rupert ’s Practice with special areas of expertise in:
  • Broad Landscape & Site Master Planning,
  • Town Centre, Streetscape/Urban design,
  • Landscape Hard-works & Detail design,
  • Landscapes for the aged and disabled,
  • Natural Area design, protection & rehabilitation.