A contract has been awarded to landscape and use native plants to re-vegetate an upgraded section of Great Eastern Highway between Sawyers Valley and The Lakes turn-off in the Shire of Mundaring.
Planning and Infrastructure Minister Alannah MacTiernan today announced the contract had been awarded to Elegant Landscapes Pty Ltd.
“The work will involve planting carefully selected species that are native to the area through all areas disturbed by the construction works,” Ms MacTiernan said.
“To further enhance the aesthetics, conserve water and stabilise the soil, native mulch which was salvaged during project clearing will also be used in the landscaping works.
“The contract, which is valued at $1.7million, includes weed control and general maintenance of the landscaped areas for a period of two years.”
These works will complete the road upgrade project, which will provide road users with around 13km of four-lane dual carriageway from east of Sawyers Valley to The Lakes turn-off, including intersection upgrades and realigned sections of road.
When mature, the landscaping project will generate an attractive and safe roadside environment, welcoming motorists from the central Wheatbelt and Eastern States along the main highway into Perth.
Elegant Landscapes Pty Ltd will start site preparation works in November, with planting occurring during the winter of 2006.
The contract will be managed by Main Roads Western Australia.
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