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18 May 2015

Urban design underway

Road users may have noticed elements of Gateway WA’s urban design beginning to take shape as the project’s interchanges advance.   

The urban design will feature a “Ribbons through the landscape” theme, which draws from the natural Perth landscape setting and represents the earth, sky and vegetation. The project is using innovative and integrated urban design concepts to create a themed journey that will include coloured way-finding cues to Perth landmarks of the ‘city, river and range’.

The urban design incorporates functional elements including noise walls, retaining walls, bridges and abutments, highway lighting and landscaping with public art. An example of this is the City Link Noise Walls where the art will be installed along some of the noise / amenity walls lining Leach Highway.

Painting is underway for the Redcliffe Park Wall, a project which involved the local community consulting with the artist to help shape the final design. The design is being painted on the side of a six metre wall constructed as part of the Tonkin Highway / Dunreath Drive interchange.      

The Grand Gateway is also making progress at the Tonkin Highway / Leach Highway interchange which will form an entrance to Western Australia. This will combine public art features such as Earth Ribbon, Sky Ribbon and Land Art.

Factsheets about Gateway WA’s urban design and public art features are available here.   

Photo: Sky Ribbon panel