Landscaping plans for St Peters Pass
09 November 2017
The works involved for two projects – York Plains to St Peters Pass and St Peters Pass to south of Tunbridge – will improve safety for road users through the installation of a flexible safety barrier, additional overtaking lanes; widening and minor realignments of the existing road, and the removal of roadside hazards.
Some landscaping, vegetation removal, and replanting of trees and hedges near the rest area will all be necessary to make the crucial safety upgrades.
The Department of State Growth has spent several years planning the landscaping required in order for these two projects to take place. Research has been undertaken which considers the area’s current aesthetics and its environmental and Aboriginal heritage.
Landscaping works are designed to complement existing features and build upon the Pioneer Avenue concept.
Cuttings and seeds were taken from locally significant trees and will be used to propagate seedlings for replanting. Only two Pioneer Avenue trees will be removed and up to nine trees from the St Peters Pass rest area.
The unique topiary work synonymous with the St Peters Pass rest area will remain.