We recognise the importance of landscaping Forestville Reserve’s green and active spaces, as well as acknowledging the traditional owners.
We are working with the Kaurna community and City of Unley to discuss urban design, revegetation and the incorporation of Aboriginal cultural expression in the design.
The project provides the opportunity to improve upon the existing amenity through the provision of new landscaping.
The landscape design and species palette will enhance biodiversity by careful selection of trees and shrubs that are suitable to the area and self-sustaining to avoid ongoing irrigation or regular replanting.
Plant species selection is underway in collaboration with the City of Unley.
The project plans to plant over 50 trees and approximately 2500 shrubs, grasses and ground covers.
The ramps are proposed to be open structures to allow for airflow, light and landscaping underneath the ramp structure.
The basketball key and netball ring will be relocated locally to maintain these important assets.
Kaurna cultural heritage artwork
We have been working with Kaurna representatives and Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation (KYAC) to incorporate Aboriginal cultural expression into the design of the project.
The cultural expression focuses on storytelling about the importance of Brownhill Creek as a place for camping and gathering along the valuable source of water.
The design for the cultural expression is being developed and will be shared once it has been progressed further.