Bushmead

Appointed by Cedar Woods as the Bushmead Project Landscape Architects, EPCΛD have been working with the Bushmead consultant team for several years to enable this unique site to reach its construction landmark and be developed as their flagship project in Western Australia.

Bushmead is a unique development that creates two linked village cells of residential lots connected through a rich bushland setting. The development sets out to achieve a sustainable urban development which protects and enhances the existing natural values and character of the site, minimises environmental impacts, and is home to an engaged, healthy, connected and inclusive community.

With over 65% of the land holding being preserved for public open space and nature reserves there has been considerable work carried out by EPCΛD in achieving a high quality outcome for the development, with our input being vital in achieving the environmental approvals required for the preservation and public use of the reserves.

The overall design intention is to create an exemplar of contemporary landscape design and form which juxtaposes and closely integrates with the surrounding nature reserves. Strong pedestrian linkages connect the urban landscape with the natural environment providing the local community and wider public a unique opportunity to recreate in the beautiful natural bushland setting of the estate. The landscape within the new community are based on a very modern geometric style landscape using native planting arranged in distinctive lines and simple modern forms defining spaces.

Considerable work has been carried out by EPCΛD and the project team to retain a significant number of the sites existing trees within the streetscapes and wider public open space. These trees will complement the contemporary public realm design and anchor it within the surrounding landscape.

  • Landscape planning directly contributed to the urban form through Structure Plans to delivery
  • Production of Conservation Masterplan covering all nature reserve areas
  • Detailed design of all public realm and public open space
  • Street furniture and structure design
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design principles throughout
  • Integrate innovative sustainable urban drainage throughout the entire development

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