Peaceful Vista public open space

Peaceful Vista

Project Details

Creating a space which incorporates public amenities within the natural vegetation while managing stormwater as close to source as possible

WSUD Category: Biofilter/raingarden, Detention Basin, Retention of native vegetation, Swale / buffer strip

Criteria Information
Development Type:Public Open Space
Function/Driver:Water quality
Government Area:City of Armadale
Site Context:Poorly draining soils
Year Completed:2009

The public open space (POS) area located along Peaceful Vista in Heron Park Estate incorporates an existing conservation category wetland into its design, with a focus on retention and revegetation of native plants and trees, in conjunction with localised stormwater management. Grassed basins throughout the POS allow for local infiltration of road runoff generated from small rainfall events, while larger detention areas including native vegetation have been incorporated into the site to allow water quality treatment and provide flood protection. In addition to providing a drainage function, this POS also provides significant amenity to local residents, as well as habitat for native fauna within and adjacent to the wetland.

This site was part of the WSUD Tour through the Cities of Gosnells and Armadale. The whole document can be downloaded here.