Infrastructure projects provide opportunity for landscape architecture to have a huge impact in creating liveable spaces that provide environmental, social and cultural benefits at various scales. New infrastructure for trains, vehicles, boats and bicycles have a long-life span, and therefore impact how cities grow as well as how they are experienced by residents.
There is great importance in designing major road infrastructure to not only suit vehicle movement but also enhance green infrastructure corridors, improve biodiversity through revegetation and provide a meaningful experience for the primary user, people. The following projects illustrate Ecoscape’s contributions to Perth road infrastructure projects:
The Northlink design team has demonstrated the successful integration of urban and landscape design based on the environment, landscape and cultural values to create the road infrastructure outcomes that achieve an acceptable and valued aesthetic. Ecoscape’s revegetation experts are experienced practitioners who understand the most cost-effective ways of establishing native vegetation and its management through topsoil use and direct seeding technologies.
The Wildflower Capital Initiative is a cross-agency program that seeks to promote Perth by showcasing the unique local flora as a wildflower theme in the design and character of public open spaces and major infrastructure. The Wildflower Capital Initiative was implemented at high-profile sites along the Mitchell Freeway and Mounts Bay Road as a demonstration of the project aims and outcomes to the thousands of motorists and city workers who view these areas every day.
Streets make up a large proportion of public space in urban and suburban areas, and therefore provide a valuable opportunity to contribute positively to the liveability of a precinct. They are spaces where many different activities take place and overlap. Streets can become complex spaces as they meet demand in providing vehicle and cycling access, parking zones, opportunity for increased tree canopy and verge planting as well as safe pedestrian spaces. They have potential to be neighbourhood and urban hubs, providing engaging and useable spaces for people through considered design.
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Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup, on the traditional lands of the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation. We work on many lands throughout Australia and acknowledge the Traditional Owners of Country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community and pay our respects to their cultures, ancestors and Elders.