THE first of 1100 new trees are being planted at Shenton Park’s Montario Quarter.
The Montario Quarter development will provide different shared green spaces for residents, as well as accommodate more than 1100 new apartments and townhouses.
The development will feature a community orchard, outdoor kitchens, fitness and exercise equipment, playing courts, table tennis tables, an open-air amphitheatre, public artworks and reflective, quiet spaces in canopied areas.
LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said the green spaces would improve people’s health and wellbeing.
Mr Marra said residents at Montario Quarter would be able to stroll down shady, tree-lined avenues with new underground technology promoting the growth of healthy green canopies.
“Approximately 1300 cubic metres of stratavault cells have been installed alongside roads and in median strips to create root-friendly spaces under roads and paving and reduce the need for watering,” he said.
“Our plans have been specifically designed to consider the natural features of the site and maximise the amount of bushland that can be kept and improved, while balancing other community needs, such as safety and recreation spaces, and maintaining a low bushfire risk for nearby residents and businesses.”