Burswood Station East Precinct
The Burswood Station East Precinct, bounded by Graham Farmer Freeway, Great Eastern Highway and the Perth-Armadale/Thornlie railway line, has historically been used predominantly for light industrial and warehouses uses. However, in recent years commercial and residential uses have emerged, leading the Town of Victoria Park to examine the need for upgrades to the quality of the public realm. Ecoscape were engaged to develop concepts for the different streetscape typologies and public open space within the precinct.
Streets make up a large proportion of the public space within the precinct, and therefore provide a valuable opportunity to contribute positively to the liveability of the neighbourhood. They are spaces where many different activities can and do overlap, with the project encompassing a number of different road types shared by pedestrians, cyclists, and vehicles, with added pressure from the use of the road corridor for parking. Ecoscape arrives at a number of solutions to separate pedestrians and bicycles separated from vehicles on the primary roads, with lower-speed shared spaces proposed for laneways.
The streetscapes also presented a major opportunity to increase canopy cover, in line with the Town of Victoria Park’s Urban Forest Strategy.
The design of streetscapes accommodates large trees to provide the greatest benefits to cooling, shade, habitat, oxygen production and pollution control. Shady streetscapes also create a more welcoming environment for pedestrians, which in turn will encourage walking and active lifestyles within the community. This may also reduce air pollution as people choose walking or cycling over cares, and provides opportunities for interaction with other members of the community.
9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159
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