Landcare Australia brings the bush to the city
A once-vacant site in Melbourne’s arts precinct has been regenerated and is now home to thousands of native plants and some very sustainable artwork. As part of our partnership with Transurban the Power Street Loop site near Melbourne’s CityLink has been regenerated with plants native to the area that will attract native birds, and create an area of native bushland in the urban hotspot.
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.
The project is the beginning of a series of projects which will see Transurban working with Landcare Australia to rethink the use of vacant land across our roads, including a significant project currently underway alongside Sydney’s M2 and two additional Urban Landcare projects in conjunction with the CityLink Tulla Widening.