Helena River Foreshore

Helena River Foreshore

Project Details


2017 – Ongoing


Landscape Architectural Services, Interpretation & Play Space Design


Metropolitan Redevelopment Authority (MRA)


Midland, WA

The Helena and Swan Rivers have been flowing the same course for some sixty million years (Seddon, 1972), shaping the landscape and the lives of both the Whadjuk Noongar and European’s who lived on its banks. The intersection of these two rivers created a unique landscape in Midland where ancient (river) and modern (rail) paths intersect forming an important site of meeting and exchange.

This project proposes to create new amenity and interpretive space set amongst the retained trees along the Helena River Foreshore adjacent to the Midland Railway years. Following consultation with the Whadjuk Working Group, a series of narratives were developed around the significance of the site in relation to bush medicine, healing, birthing and food which will be creatively interpreted along the length of the new path network that links a series of new recreational and reflective space along the foreshore.


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