City of Perth line up second shot at Piazza green wall


An artist’s impression of the Northbridge Piazza green wall.
An artist’s impression of the Northbridge Piazza green wall.

CITY of Perth will take a second stab at the failed vertical garden in the Northbridge Piazza this June.

Originally installed as part of the Northbridge Piazza development in 2008, a council report said the green wall did not take because of extreme heat, high evaporation rates, reticulation limitations and vandalism.

Councillor Jemma Green moved the item at a March meeting, seconded by deputy mayor James Limnios.

Cr Judy McEvoy said she hoped the new wall would be “super dooper, you beaut”.

Cr Reece Harley said he was concerned about spending $60,000 because the previous plants had not done well.

“We don’t want to see this again in two years time,” Cr Harley said.

Lord Mayor Lisa Scaffidi said $60,000 was negligible given the multi-million dollar piazza development.

“Previously the reticulation wasn’t right and this is Northbridge Piazza,” Ms Scaffidi said.

“I don’t accept scary talk – we have an obligation to get it right. Sometimes you don’t get it right and you’ve got to keep trying.”

Cr Green said planting species that were not climate appropriate was part of the reason the green wall had failed and native plants would put the project in good stead.

Works will span three weeks for a June 30 completion date.