Bushfire Centre of Excellence
An interpretive demonstration landscape that reflects national guidelines for design in bushfire prone areas while taking into consideration local context.
The $18 million-dollar centre located 80 kilometres south of the Perth CBD in the Peel Region was designed by Site Architecture Studio. It includes an interpretive demonstration landscape designed by JBA that reflects national guidelines for appropriate design for bushfire prone areas.
In the concept design phase the design team leveraged DFES’s existing relationship with the Bindjareb Elders and local community, spending time to understand the site within its regional context. The final design interprets the connection between plants, soil, and groundwater and generates distinct plant response patterns. These patterns are understood by Bindjareb People and are a significant part of their story and relationship to this country.
Detailed design of the Bushfire Centre for Excellence has recently been completed and the project is currently under construction.