New trees to grow after installation of undergound technology at Montario Quarter

Statavault structures at the LandCorp’s Montario Quarter development.
Statavault structures at the LandCorp’s Montario Quarter development.

NEW underground technology has been installed alongside and beneath roads at the LandCorp’s Montario Quarter development to help more than 1100 new trees grow.

“Once finished we will almost triple the amount of trees on the site compared to the original amount before development,” LandCorp chief executive Frank Marra said.

Mr Marra said about 1300 cubic metres of Stratavault cells were installed to complement the green open spaces planned for the precinct.

“This technology creates root-friendly space under roads and paving, which normally compacts the soil around trees and prevents them from growing to their full potential,” he said.

“In the longer term, Stratavault cells will also save money as footpaths are less likely to be damaged by growing tree roots.”

Montario Quarter is currently being developed on the 15.8ha site of the former Shenton Park Rehabilitation Hospital.

Civil construction has been completed while street trees, grassed areas, footpaths and playground equipment works are underway.

TRG Properties in partnership with Primewest will build multi-generational housing, cafes and retail, while Fini Group will re-adapt the heritage-listed Victoria House into housing, retail and hospitality.