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 Hwy, 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 2015 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,
  • Storage and hygiene control of seed mixes,
  • And the direct seeding of approximately 40 ha of native seed.