Chung Tien

The Chung Tian Temple, which means “Middle Heaven”, was constructed in 1992 using traditional Chinese Buddhist architecture and is situated in Logan near Underwood Park. Surrounded by nature, the Temple provides a peaceful and culturally beautiful venue for the community to celebrate their multicultural diversity and multi-faith harmony through Humanistic Buddhism. The Chung Tien Temple is a large multi stage Religious Precinct developed on a Forestland Site in the Redlands Koala Reserve east of Brisbane in Queensland, to serve the present and future cultural, educational and religious needs of the Australian Buddhist Community. In 2006, BHA and Taylor Brammer Landscape Architect (TBLA)  Masterplanned and designed an extensive redevelopment of the site, obtaining development consent for a very large Temple and cultural Complex within the Redland Forest reserve. BHA and TBLA worked very closely with the client and the Consultant Team to show that the religious and Cultural facilities could be developed harmoniously within the very sensitive natural bushland reserve including critical habitat for the endangered Koala population of South East Queensland., Wollongong Council, to create a landmark development that integrates into the Wollongong community and Landscape. The Consent process required extensive consultation with Local, State and Federal Authorities and was successfully delivered without major objection. BHA and TBLA undertook extensive studies of religious architecture appropriate to the community and integrated these into modern state of the art facilities that exceeded anything else available in the Wollongong region.

ClientChung Tian Temple
Completed2008 (stage 3A)


Project director:

Ian Brewster

Project director:

Larry Melocco