The Pasadena Biodiversity Corridor has been awarded the 2023 Australian Institute of Landscape Architects SA Chapter Award for Parks and Open Space. The project was also awarded a Special Mention in the Healthy Parks Healthy People category.
Judges said the project was “delivered on a grand scale and a tight budget” and was an “excellent example of climate-responsive design”.
Co-funded by the City of Mitcham, and the South Australian and Federal governments, the project has transformed two formerly dry and hot reserves into green, biodiverse and cool spaces, thanks to innovative engineering by Water Technology that diverts stormwater to the surface.
Native vegetation is now thriving along 300 metres of reinstated creek line, improving the biodiversity and amenity of Grant Jacobs and Sierra Nevada Reserves in the City of Mitcham in metropolitan Adelaide.
Launched in October 2022, the Corridor features a new playground and nature play elements that encourage the community to interact with nature.
Water Technology worked with the City of Mitcham, Outerspace Landscape Architects and Beltrame Civil to deliver this award winning project.