Reabold Hill Enhancement Project, Bold Park

Client: Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority  |  Status: Completed 2005

Bold Park is an A Class urban bushland reserve managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

This project celebrates the site ’s biodiversity and it’s ecological association with the Tuart tree with structures, forms and materials reflecting the sites nature and its endemic vegetation.

Careful site analysis and close Client consultation determined access road and boardwalk alignment and form, ensuring minimal disturbance to endemic bushland while maximising visitor interaction with this landscape of local and regional importance.

The aims of the project were to provide an iconic yet subtle gesture of recognition of Reabold Hill as the highest point on the Swan Coastal Plain, improve and provide safer access for all visitors to the summit, to improve visitor facilities and to enhance public awareness and appreciation of Bold Park’s biodiversity and high conservation values, and to conserve those values during construction and operation.

The works incorporate a 420 metre long two-way access road with separate pedestrian pathway, a new entry experience at Oceanic Drive, a new 200 metre long raised boardwalk through the bushland from the carpark to the summit, a new lookout platform and shade shelter at the summit and interpretive artworks focusing on Bold Park’s biodiversity and the ecological associations of the Tuart tree.

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