Award Winning Wilberforce Walk

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Congratulations to the City of Unley team, who won two awards for their efforts in establishing the Wilberforce Walk, a much-needed pathway for cyclists and pedestrians in Adelaide’s inner south.

The project received high praise and bagged The Healthy Park Healthy People SA Commendation and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) Award – Small Projects.

We are thrilled to have played a part in this project, working alongside Landskap Architects to coordinate lighting, Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD) and the civil design of the associated works. We focused on developing a design that takes into account the future upgrade of Brown Hill Creek, which flows through Unley, and incorporating biodiversity plantings along this upgraded green corridor.

The Wilberforce Walk project is part of the Brown Hill Keswick Creek Catchment. Guided by their aspiration to improve green spaces and integrate thriving tree-scapes, this project is a great example of the City of Unley's commitment to transforming into a water-sensitive city. Not only does it connect a long-forgotten, missing link between Anzac Highway and Forestville Reserve, but it also creates a greener walking and cycling corridor for everyone to enjoy!

While grand-scale infrastructural gestures like highways undeniably contribute to urban expansion, projects like the Wilberforce Walk make sure to hear the needs of nature lovers, health enthusiasts, and creation of urban biodiversity corridors.