If you are driving in or around Citylink’s Power Street Loop you will notice strange looking structures being protected by a Lee Brothers Security Chain Wire Fence.
Lee Brothers Fencing manufactured and installed a 2100mm high PVC coated chain link fence to the perimeter of the Power St site. The posts were also cranked and barbed wire added, to ensure the fence is both intimidating and hard to climb.
Project name: Power St Regeneration Project
Address: Entrance to Domain tunnel, Power St, South Melbourne
Fencing: 2100mm high black pvc coated chain wire fencing with top and bottom rail
These strange structures are a new Habitat Filter for Transurban. The Habitat Filter features a series of pods with a range of sustainability elements including specially designed nesting boxes for birds and bats, solar panels to offset lighting at night and the use of recycled materials. Transurban also partnered with Landcare to re-vegetate the site with native plants.
The regenerate Power Street site will positively contribute to the surrounding cultural landscape of the area and provide a new landmark in the heart of Melbourne’s arts precinct.
This Habitat Filter is the beginning of a series of projects that demonstrate how Transurban can engage the community to rethink the use of vacant land along our roads to make our city more liveable.
Below is a Transurban video showing how the site was designed and created.