Northlink Stage 2

Jointly funded by the Federal and State Government, NorthLink WA is a key element in guiding a stronger and more prosperous economy for Western Australia, providing a vibrant, state of the art transport link. The objective is to reduce travel times and congestion, and provide significant productivity benefits to the economy, motorists and local communities.  

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For design and delivery, NorthLink WA was spilt into three sections, Southern Section | Guildford Road to Reid Highway; Central Section | Reid Highway to Ellenbrook and Northern Section | Ellenbrook to Muchea. Ecoscape were responsible for the landscape architectural design and monitoring of the Central Section.  The Central Section is the largest of the three and has a number of complex social, environmental and economic opportunities and constraints. These complexities were scrutinised to define the core landscape values of this particular section of the network as well as how to intrinsically link into a broader landscape and urban network.

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The extensive design process led to solutions that challenged the status quo in the approach to revegetation verge treatments, delivering the second largest native seeding scope and the largest planting scope in the history of Main Roads. The project has facilitated new approaches to fauna interaction with major infrastructure including WA’s first fauna bridge, and integrated a cross-agency program to promote Perth through the Wildflower Capital Initiative. 

The outcomes showcase the unique local flora, as well as successfully integrating economically-sound artistic approaches to weaving the built infrastructure form with the landscape and revegetation to create a diverse experience for all road users.

Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance
Water Corp of WA, Balcatta Office, Water Sensitive Urban Design Building Entrance

office

9 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle WA 6159

phone

+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.