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.
To achieve these safety improvements a noticeable amount of trees and hedging will be removed, including up to six Pioneer Avenue trees and nine trees from the St Peters Pass rest area.
The Department of State Growth has spent several years planning the major landscaping required in order for these two projects to take place. This plan includes planting nearly 300 Pioneer Avenue trees, over 500 native trees and shrubs, and one kilometre of hedge in suitable locations outside the road reserve. Cuttings and seeds were taken from locally significant trees and will be used to propagate seedlings for replanting.
The landscaping plan has been designed to complement existing features and build upon the Pioneer Avenue concept. Research has been undertaken which considers the area’s current aesthetics and its environmental and Aboriginal heritage.
The unique topiary work synonymous with the St Peters Pass rest area will remain.