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Timbers from trees recently cleared at the New Bayswater Station site have found a new home as open-air learning and play equipment at St Columba’s, a nearby primary school.
The timbers were donated by the New Bayswater Station project to create a new classroom space for outdoor lessons.
Where possible, METRONET protects existing trees through clever project design. When removals are necessary, sometimes particularly special trees can be relocated (like the Kurrajong tree), or we find beneficial ways to repurpose the material.
For the trees recently cleared for Bayswater Station construction, we saw an opportunity to keep them local and repurpose for nature play at the local primary school.
Bayswater Station Project Delivery Manager Jonathan Shuker was happy that the tree logs could be recycled and add value locally.
“The New Bayswater Station has always been about the community, it’s great to be able to provide this benefit to the local school and who knows maybe some of our future architects, builders and train drivers” Mr Shuker said.
St Columba’s Primary School Principal Art Lombardi was also very pleased to receive the donated logs, which will be installed during the summer school holidays.
“When our students play and create around wood it encourages a connection and bond with nature.“The wood grounds the kids and allows them to be inventive, using a combination of materials to create things like tents, sculptures and mud kitchens."
“The logs are the foundation for creative building” Mr Lombardi continued.
The New Bayswater Station Project will transform Bayswater Station into a multi-platform rail link to the new Airport Line and Morley-Ellenbrook Line.
Donated Logs - Maya Thompson Mewburn, Chloe Hayward, Leila Zdravic, Max Pierre, Mathilda Meyers, Keira Pollitt, Danial D’Esposito
Existing playground - Art Lombardi (Principal), Donnelly (wellness dog), Max Pierre, Maya Thompson Mewburn, Chloe Hayward, Leila Zdravic, Keira Pollitt, Mathilda Meyers, Daniel D’Esposito.