Pool of tal­ent recog­nised

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS - Aaron Cor­lett

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.

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

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