Civil & roadside revegetation

Working with major
civil contracting companies
implementing roadside revegetation

Civil and roadside revegetation

Working with major
civil contracting companies
implementing roadside revegetation

PALS has decades of experience establishing native trees and shrubs across diverse locations across Western Australia.

This experience means that they have practical solutions for difficult terrain or conditions and the skills to provide cost effective solutions to all revegetation projects.The aim when designing a revegetation project is to have a program that has minimal short and long-term maintenance.

  • Design and initial report submission to local authorities, developers and other contractors
  • Supply of native trees and shrubs
  • Site preparation and mulching
  • Weed control operations both pre-and post-planting
  • Contract tree planting
  • PALS extensive ongoing maintenance reports and implementation of maintenance

Case Study

Gateway WA

The Gateway Project for WA was the largest road project undertaken by Main Roads in WA. The project was funded by federal and state governments with a budget of over one billion dollars. PALS won the SW proportion of the contract by Gateway WA on Tonkin Highway, Belmont in 2015.

The planting team carried out revegetation and direct seeding along the widened road corridors, basins and areas disturbed by the road and overpass construction. The project involved storage, planning and planting more than 30 different native trees and shrubs to correspond to the integral landscape plan. This included detailed landscaping patterns including the creation of ribbons of flowering native species with contrasting foliage and flower colours and hillside and basin landscaping. This work over the winter months included:

  • The development of a batching program for supply of plants and products
  • Implementing client specific QA/QC procedures
  • The installation of over 1000 advanced potted trees
  • The installation 200,000 tube stock plants
  • And the direct seeding of approximately 40 ha of native seed

PALS planting team planting a batter slope with mixture of native ground covers and shrubs.

Large compensation basins were planted with sedges and reeds to help strip the nutrients from the water that flows to the area from the adjoining roads.

Areas close to the roadway were planted with swales of kangaroo paws to provide some immediate, dramatic colour.