Designed as part of the City of fremantle's green strategy, the careful selection of plants and materials reinforces the sustainable and relaxed culture of the portside city.
A green, heat resilient landsacpe that is dominant feature of the finished development.
Local native plants and other habitat species to support native fauna.
A range of productive plants available to residents to harvest.
Stormwater managed through the landsacpe design, combined with simple infiltration chambers.
East Village at Knutsford has been designed to create an attractive environment that celebrates local flora, cultivates green spaces for seasonal shading and encourages opportunities for connection with the wider neighbourhood.
Biodiversity and Habitat Creation
East Village at Knutsford will feature a wide variety of plants, including street trees with edible produce and native species that reflect the vibrant biodiversity of the adjoining Booyeembara Park. This planting mix also reflects the site's Indigenous and European heritage. New tree plantings will create canopy cover, providing protected and shaded areas for residents while creating feeding, roosting and nesting sites for birds and habitat for other fauna.
Diverse, Useable Spaces for a Connected Community
The inviting open spaces and amenities in the architecturally designed landsacpe of East Village at Knutsford will set the scene for residents to connect. While this isn't a large site, space has been made for amenities like cool spots to sit and barbeque facilities, connected through walking and cycling paths that in turn connect to the neighbourhood network. Pedestrian-access walkways and informal gathering spaces are lit for evening use and are dotted with shelters and designed seating to create activated pockets.
East Village at Knutsford will also include an open event space and an intimate, courtyard-style area for a variety of informal community gatherings.
Responding to Climate and the Environment
A variet of tree types will be planted in the village to make the most of passive climate-responsive design. Evergreen species will line the verges to increase canopy coverage while cooling streets and houses. Deciduous varieties will be planted in laneways and pedestrian accessways, allowing warmth and light into the heart of the village during winter. The architectyurally designed landsacping will feature native garden beds, plants that climb the trellis structures spanning laneways and limestone surface treatments linking to the area's exposed natural limestone outcrops.
Water Sensitive Design
The water-efficient landscaping will include street-side rain gardens able to collect and treat stormwater from roads. Integration of stormwater management with the landscape is a key feature.
East Village is seeking endorsement as a One Planet Community using an advanced sustainability framework that requires that the landsacpe achieves real world outcomes for both people and nature.