It’s Millers time – South Perth pool upgrade lauded


An upgrade of Millers Pool has been recognised with a prestigious award.
An upgrade of Millers Pool has been recognised with a prestigious award.

THE restoration and upgrade of Millers Pool on the South Perth Foreshore has been recognised by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects WA.

The City of South Perth Millers Pool project received the prestigious Land Management Landscape Architecture Award from a record 46 entries submitted across 13 categories at an awards ceremony on July 21.

The project began in September 2016 and was completed in December as part of the City’s South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan (SPF Plan)

Landscape, environmental and amenity improvements included picnic and seating areas, a boardwalk and small viewing jetty across the pool, and planting of native vegetation and trees.

The view towards the Old Mill has been opened up, highlighted by an avenue of trees.

A new path network connects the pool with a Foreshore Walk from the Esplanade to join with the recently completed paths and picnic areas west of the Narrows Bridge.

A solar-powered kinetic sculpture by artists Jana Wallace Braddock and Shane Mullins, printed artworks by Curtin Primary School students of the native samphire plant and a shade screen designed by Noongar artist Kylie Graham were incorporated into the landscape design of the area.

The City planted 30,000 native seedlings and plants, and 90 trees in the area, with 20 existing trees retained.