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(10/7/2018) Vote for Freo in the WA Landscape Architecture Awards

Two City of Fremantle projects are in the running for the People’s Choice award at the 2018 WA Landscape Architecture Awards.

The Tuckfield Oval parkland at Cantonment Hill and the City of Fremantle’s Urban Forest Plan have both been nominated for the award hosted by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

To vote for either project visit the WA Landscape Architecture Awards People's Choice Facebook page and like the project. One Facebook like equals one vote, and the project with the most votes wins.

Voting is now open and closes on Monday 16 July, with the winners to be announced at the awards event on 20 July.

Cantonment Hill has also been nominated in the Cultural Heritage category, while the Urban Forest Plan is nominated in the Landscape Planning category.

The Cantonment Hill parkland, designed by North Fremantle-based landscape architects and environmental consultants Ecoscape, was completed in October 2017.

It boasts spectacular views over the Swan River and features a nature-based playground, barbecues and picnic areas, improved footpaths and lighting and landscaping with water wise native plants.

The parkland was designed following extensive consultation with Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Whadjuk traditional owners and local community groups and was supported through a $2.2m grant from Lotterywest.

The Urban Forest Plan, also developed by Ecoscape and TPG Placematch, aims to plant 11,000 new trees across the City of Fremantle to progressively increase tree canopy cover from 13 to 20 per cent to tackle climate change and reduce the urban heat island effect.

The detailed Urban Forest Plan was adopted in July 2017 and sets out a coordinated and targeted tree planting plan for the next 10 years as part of the Greening Fremantle Strategy 2020.

It includes tree-planting initiatives like the recent Greening Samson program, community tree-planting days and the City’s verge garden assistance scheme.

For more information visit the Urban Forest Plan page on our website.