UPDATE, December 8, 2011: Plantings are underway in amongst the blue metal. See Mike Gillam’s comment below for the latest.
Comment by KIERAN FINNANE
Yeperenye Pty Ltd appears to be putting itself in contention for the Alice Springs landscape design award, with this effort at its carpark adjacent to the ANZ bank on Parsons Street.
After chopping down mature trees, including a number of river gums, and clearing all other vegetation from the area in late October, the company promised that a “beautification program” would follow shortly. It was to include “smaller, safer trees and shrubs”. Perhaps they’re coming, though not many people would start a garden by spreading thick piles of blue metal.
The river gum stumps – trees that were to form an important visual link in the Parsons Street revitalisation plans – have been poisoned to prevent regrowth.
Watch out, landlord of the Coles complex, you may get knocked off the pedestal earned by your efforts last year (pictured left, image from our archive). I never fail to stop and admire this scene when I walk by.
Photo of the ANZ carpark (above) taken by ALEX NELSON on November 30.
The Alice Springs News Online has invited Yeperenye Pty Ltd to respond. To date they have not done so.
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