Landcare Australia brings the bush to the city
A once-vacant site in Melbourne’s arts precinct was regenerated as part of the Landcare Australia Transurban Partnership and is now home to thousands of native plants and some very sustainable artwork.
The Power Street Loop site in Melbourne’s CityLink has been regenerated with plants native to the area that attract native birds and has developed into an area of native bushland in a densely urban area. The site is also host to an impressive and innovative artwork called Habitat Filter, which comprises a series of pods that include specially designed nesting boxes for birds and bats, solar panels to offset lighting at night, and are made of recycled materials.
Local students from the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and Transurban employees were involved in planting in and around the Power Street Loop site, helping put in just some of the close to 18,000 native plants on the site.
In addition to The Power Street Loop Project, Transurban has funded a series of major regeneration projects in partnership with Landcare Australia. These projects aim to improve native habitat, engage local communities and improve the visual amenity of areas adjacent to vital transport corridor projects in major cities. These projects are: