Project - TAFE NSW Nowra

Client TAFE NSW Nowra

Location Nowra, NSW

Supplier Astra Street Furniture

Installer Supply

Date Jan 2023


About TAFE NSW Nowra

TAFE NSW Nowra is located amid the lush pastures, forests, and rolling hills of the South Coast's rural heartland, in southern NSW, offering a broad range of courses in the trade, manufacturing and human services areas.

The Requirement

To improve the functionality and visual appeal of TAFE Nowra's outdoor seating spaces, ensuring a secure and pleasant environment where students can relax and enjoy their break times.

The Challenges

  • Limited Space: Strategically placing the seating and picnic settings to optimise the use of outdoor space, while not hindering student mobility or recreational activities.
  • Safety Considerations: It was crucial to select new products that adhered to all safety standards and regulations.
  • Longevity and Upkeep: The challenge was to find seating options that were robust, durable, and required minimal maintenance.
  • Accessibility: It was essential to choose furniture that complied with the Disability Discrimination Act to create an inclusive and accommodating environment for students of all abilities.


The Solution

After evaluating the challenges and requirements, TAFE Nowra selected the London DDA Picnic Setting with Seats, Liverpool Setting 3-Sided Square, Liverpool Setting 4-Sided Rectangle, Madrid Plinth Mount Bench.

These products offer the following features:

Liverpool Picnic Settings

  • Spacious: The generous size of the Liverpool Picnic Settings accommodates multiple students comfortably, making it perfect for social gatherings, group learning and eating during breaks.
  • Durable: The heavy-duty aluminium frame ensures a long lifespan for the furniture, providing a reliable and sturdy outdoor seating solution.
  • Versatile Aesthetic: With a wide range of standard slat options, you can choose a look that perfectly complements your outdoor space.
  • All Weather Use: The optional umbrella hole allows for the addition of an umbrella, providing shade and increased comfort on sunny days.

London DDA Picnic Setting with Seats

  • Versatile Use: Ideal for a variety of settings, including schools, universities and TAFEs, this premium set of street furniture enhances any outdoor space.
  • Heavy-Duty Frame: Manufactured with powder-coated cast aluminium, the frame ensures durability and stability, providing a reliable and sturdy outdoor seating solution.
  • Compliance: The DDA setting meets the Disability Discrimination Act standards, ensuring inclusivity for all students.

Madrid Plinth Mount Bench

  • Smooth Slender Slats: The Madrid Bench features smooth, slender slats, offering a sleek and modern aesthetic that enhances the visual appeal of any outdoor space.
  • Heavy-Duty Frame: Built with a heavy-duty frame, powder-coated in silver grey, the Madrid Bench ensures durability and stability, providing a reliable and sturdy outdoor seating solution.
  • Australian Made: Like all of our Astra products, these benches are proudly designed, manufactured, and assembled in Australia. This not only guarantees high-quality craftsmanship but also supports local industry and contributes to the Australian economy.

What the client said

“The furniture looks good and the students love the upgrade.”