Conservation park nearing completion

One of the elevated points of the conservation park in Butler.
One of the elevated points of the conservation park in Butler.

Over the past three months work on the conservation area in Satterley Property Group’s Brighton Estate has included installation of a walkway and lookout.

Emerge Associates senior landscape architect Shane Caddy said the area had been retained as a foraging habitat, with parrot bush expected to attract carnaby’s black cockatoos.

‘The park features a natural high point so we have designed an elevated walkway structure so people are able to walk above the vegetation,’ Mr Caddy said.

‘When people get to the high point of the walkway, there is also a shelter with a lookout that gives 180-degree views of the coast.

‘Seating nodes along the walkway were constructed from recycled plastic.’

Mr Caddy said they used cranes to lift the walkway into place and avoided clearing a builder’s access and they installed conservation fencing to control people and domestic animal movements.

‘We also have minimised disturbance by constructing pedestrian paths through the bushland on areas that had previously suffered degradation,’ he said.

‘Additional areas of previous erosion are to be rehabilitated this winter with significant local native plant species.’

WA artist Tony Jones will soon be adding public art sculptures to the footpath network.