Museum Street, Perth

Perth’s first Stratavault installation enables vibrant public precinct

Museum Street Perth

In 2016, a complete overhaul of Museum Street, Perth was completed with pedestrians and place activation front of mind. Between Aberdeen and Francis Streets, Museum Street was transformed from northbound and southbound lanes into a one-way northbound lane – creating new space for a dedicated pedestrian area.

Perth’s first Stratavault installation

This new precinct features a pedestrian-friendly connection to Perth’s Cultural Centre, large trees, street furniture, artwork, lighting, CCTV, and free public wifi.

Museum Street Perth

Trees were key to the design of the new precinct, providing much needed greenery and shade for visitors. Ten 1500L size London Planes were selected, though a challenge emerged – how to provide them with enough root space and adequate uncompacted soil to ensure they thrived in their new environment?

Museum Street Perth

Citygreen’s innovative Stratavault urban tree pit solution was chosen, with a tree pit matrix of 4.35 x 4.35 x 0.8m giving 15 cubic metres of uncompacted primary root space per tree. This matrix extends from the sidewalk to beneath the car parking zone on the road side, ensuring the trees have adequate room to grow without disturbing the hardscaping above.

Museum Street Perth

This was CBD Perth’s first Stratavault project, building on many successful Stratacell tree pit projects around the city. Designed by the City of Perth in conjunction with consulting arborist Steve Kneebone from Classic Tree Service, and installed by Advanteering Contractors, who did an excellent job, the project has been very well received. Today, memories of a tired-looking Museum Street are a distant memory, with large trees, vibrant street painting, and funky furniture providing a wonderful public space for visitors to enjoy.

Museum Street Perth

“Great customer service, quick response times and a very in depth QA system with constant support.”

- Laura Wiesenekker, Project Engineer, Densford Civil -

“Citygreen is a very professional  business, and I found everything was great in terms of deliveries, product supply and information. It was all forthcoming and helped us to complete the project.”

- Keith Burns, Architect/Designer, Keith Burns Architect -

“Citygreen offered training and invaluable technical assistance during the works.”

- James Callan, Estimating Manager, Complex Co Pty Ltd -

“Our experience, in working with a Citygreen Design Studio was second to none. We found responses from the design studio to be very timely, and technically thorough. We went backwards and forwards a number of times, looking at different iterations of the design and, nothing was too much trouble to examine and explore different possibilities. I would highly recommend the Citygreen Design Studio to any future client considering using your services.”

- Sandra Smith, Principal Landscape Architect, City Of Monash -

“We are big on compliance on all projects, and the fact that their SmartCertify cloud platform covers all bases, and supports their 20 year warranties, is critical – especially that these pits are being installed under roadways and footpaths.”

- Johny Purkaystha, Civil Program Engineer, Central Coast Council -

"I reviewed all the previous projects that we have installed in the past couple years using your product and I can happily report back that we have 0% mortality in the soil cells, which is incredible!"

- Brendan Wilton, CEO, Trim Landscaping, Bedford, Canada -