The West End redevelopment is one of nine Rottnest Island tourism infrastructure projects funded by the Federal Government’s allocation of $17.2 million for Tourism Icons program. Rottnest Island Authority intends to significantly improve visitor experience, interpretation and facilities at West End.
Our design creates a landscape for the new built form that responds to the architectural expression and incorporates themes and materials that relate to the existing characteristics of the site.
Koombana Park, Bunbury has transformed a significant area of the largely cleared and degraded area of land into a landscaped parkland setting. The site is very rich in history, both cultural heritage as well as natural / environmental heritage, making it an ideal location for the establishment of an interpretive landscape recreation node. Koombana Park Stage 1 includes a lookout structure, interpretive signage, walk trails, visitor parking, and an outdoor education and recreation facility.
The community name, ‘Hillstowe’, is inspired by the 7th Century English habitational surname of Stow or Stowe, which means ‘meeting place’. Hillstowe is a welcoming, inclusive community, which supports residents at all stages of life – from first home buyers, to young families, to downsizers.