Planting aplenty - METRONET


Planting aplenty

  • 4 June 2024

Did you know that around 174 trees of various sizes, along with 16,000 plants and shrubs are popping up in and around the new Bayswater Station?

With the station open and the cooler autumn days finally here, landscaping is in full swing.

The station’s water-sensitive urban design includes a variety of local native and Australian tree species that will help create shaded canopies, as well as drought tolerant plants to complement the station’s five new public open spaces.

METRONET has worked closely with the City of Bayswater on the best locations for the new trees outside the station and along the rail corridor, with a mixture of irrigated and non-irrigated trees selected.

One iconic Australian plant species you’re sure to spot are the 100–200-year-old Balgas (or Grass Trees) relocated from the Perth rail easement under licence from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. After being meticulously cared for in a nursery for around 18 months to ensure new root development and an optimum success rate, the much-loved native species are now a stunning botanical feature along the Whatley Crescent  pedestrian link.


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