Published on Thursday, 3 March 2022 at 3:18:57 PM

The Town of Cottesloe was recently awarded a commendation at the Planning Institute Australia 2021 Awards for Planning Excellence.

Together with the WA Department of Transport and Main Roads WA, the award was presented to the Town in the Climate Change & Resilience category for the Principal Shared Path (Grant Street to Victoria Street) project for pathway greening and community activation elements.

As part of the State Government’s Principal Shared Path (PSP) project, the Town of Cottesloe took a lead role in developing a Greening Plan for the reserve area along the PSP, focusing on enhancing sustainability and biodiversity, as well as improving the amenity of the path to encourage its use. Landscape architects Josh Byrne and Associates assisted the Town with the Greening Plan, which was developed in consultation with the community

The Town sourced and planted native species along the PSP and held a number of planting and maintenance days with local schools, as well as ongoing planting and maintenance days with Cottesloe Coastcare. 60 semi-mature trees and 4,000 native tubestock have been planted along the path, with more planned for this winter.

Town of Cottesloe Mayor Lorraine Young said, “The Town is very pleased to be recognised for this project, and the planting and revegetation work that has been done - with more to come - along the PSP.

“Thank you to Main Roads WA for their $60,000 contribution (matched by the Town of Cottesloe) and to our community for getting involved and assisting us in creating a continuous shade canopy along the path for all to enjoy.”

The Greening Plan is currently in its second year of a five-year delivery plan and has already proven effective in creating a shared vision for the PSP corridor. This project has set a new standard for pathway greening and community activation and the Town is extremely proud of this achievement.


Town of Cottesloe Mayor Lorraine Young celebrates the achievement with the Town's Environmental Projects Coordinator, Emma Saikovski

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