Cockburn Central West
Cockburn Central West is identified as one of Perth’s key specialised activity centres, providing recreation opportunities integrated with residential and commercial activity within an 800m walking catchment from the Cockburn Train Station.
The project includes a large POS parkland reserve that includes an existing rehabilitated wetland, streetscapes based on the principles of living streets, and the community oval connected to the City of Cockburn’s new Active Recreation Centre (ARC) facility. These elements combined form an integrated open space network with an exciting overlap of liveability, ecological function and recreational opportunities, showcasing how high density residential and commercial development can be connected to the local environment and provide connections to natural systems that are fundamental to people’s wellbeing.
Ecoscape was responsible for the design, documentation and contract administration of all landscape works associated with the playing field, streetscape and wetland POS. Ecoscape also developed a street tree master plan with a hierarchy of planting to accent the streetscape environment.
The parkland reserve, including the wetland, is an important destination for the resident population with playground, shelters, barbeques and grassed areas. A strongly articulated path network connects destinations within and across the park providing accessibility and a range of experiences.
Environmental restoration of the degraded wetland includes extensive planting of local native species and weed control implemented in accordance with Ecoscape’s environmental management plan. Additionally, Ecoscape developed a suite of interpretive signage to inform visitors of the site’s history and on-going importance to the Traditional Owners of the area.
9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159
+61 8 9430 8955
Ecoscape offices are located in Walyalup on the northern banks of the Derbal Yerrigan, 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.