Client: Trustees of the Christian Brothers in WA Inc | Status: Ongoing
PLAN E participated in the site planning of this boutique residential development located on prime real estate overlooking the Canning River and abutting the eastern boundary of the historic Clontarf Aboriginal College. This highly contaminated and degraded site contained a large wetland completely infested with bulrushes and kikuyu grass, and a degraded foreshore reserve. There was little remnant vegetation on the site.
PLAN E worked closely with the project team through the extensive environmental approval process, which involved over 10 years of stakeholder engagement and detailed environmental planning. Work commenced on site in 2008 under strict environmental controls with detailed monitoring and reporting requirements. This site has been completely transformed and environmentally revitalised into a premium residential community featuring extensive parks and wetlands interconnected with walk trails and boardwalks, incorporating artworks and interpretive signage to celebrate its environmental significance and rich cultural heritage, both Aboriginal and European. A key environmental feature has been the creation of a new freshwater wetland and swan breeding habitat which has proven to be a success.
Close consultation was undertaken with the adjacent Clontarf College to ensure successful integration along their boundary. This included the development of a formal gathering space and a bush tucker garden for the use and enjoyment of both the college and the community.
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