An experienced and passionate Landscape Architect, Anne-Marie has worked on a variety of design projects in a diverse range of Australian environments and communities. These range from the tropical environment of the Torres Strait to the idyllic natural setting of Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia. These projects span across private, public and government sectors and generally have a strong environmental or community based focus.
Through her involvement with Aboriginal communities from various parts of Australia over many years, and in her current role with Parks Victoria, Anne Marie has been further exploring meaningful engagement processes with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, focusing on design based projects. 2015 Anne-Marie initiated and founded the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Victorian chapter’s ‘Connection to Country’ committee and its inaugural Symposium. As part of this committee, Anne-Marie was integral in helping develop Victoria’s ‘Connection to Country’ Strategy, which provides the direction for further engagement and education for Victorian members. Following on from this, Anne Marie now has a role on the AILA National ‘Connection to Country’ Advisory Committee, where she is a key advocate and advisor. Marie has married into a Victorian Aboriginal family and aims to ensure her two young girls are strongly connected and educated in their cultures, whilst advocating for a community where they can be proud that their culture is inherently influencing Melbourne’s urban landscape.