Cottesloe Railway Corridor Greening

The revegetation of a 4km railway corridor running adjacent to a new principal shared path.

In 2019 Main Roads constructed a bike path, referred to as a Principal Shared Path (PSP), that runs parallel to the train line between Grant Street and Victoria Street train stations in the Perth coastal suburb of Cottesloe.

JBA was engaged by the Town of Cottesloe as the Landscape Architect to provide a concept, soft works design and documentation to revegetate an area to the west of the 4km stretch of train line, and immediately adjacent to the new PSP. Key elements of the Railway Corridor Greening Design included:

  • Creating an aesthetically pleasing green corridor along the new PSP bike path that utilises lower story, mid story and upper story species to maximise wildlife habitat value.
  • Incorporating native species which will contribute to a habitat corridor and support native birds such as Carnaby’s and Red Tail Cockatoos, as well as beneficial insects.
  • Creating an enjoyable space for community to engage with and be surrounded by nature.
  • Including vegetation that helps to screen the train line.
  • Including community and schools in the tree planting process.

The Cottesloe Railway Corridor Greening project is currently in the community consultation phase and The Town has planned for staged revegetation works over a 5-year period, including infill planting and weed control to successfully implement the design.

Client:

Town of Cottesloe

JBA Role:

Landscape Architect