Streamlining Hoddle Street

Our construction crew worked around the clock to deliver landscape improvements along Hoddle St
Streamlining Hoddle Street
New South Wales
South Australia
Our commercial landscaping crew put their project management skills to the test, working around the clock to beautify one of Melbourne's most iconic roads
Location Hoddle Street Abbotsford
Project completion August 2019

Collaborating with Major Road Projects Victoria to green Hoddle Street

Notice that Hoddle Street looks a little bit greener? We’ve recently wrapped up works on Major Roads’ Streamlining Hoddle project.

As the busiest arterial road in Melbourne, Hoddle Street funnels 330,000 vehicles along and across it per day, and is a critical link from the Monash Freeway in the south to the Eastern Freeway in the north.

Beautifying Hoddle Street with Indigenous plants

We’ve installed lots of new street trees along Hoddle Street, the entrance ramp to the Eastern Freeway, and hundreds of trees and shrubs on the freeway itself underneath the Hoddle Street bridge.

Some of the indigenous plants installed included:

  • Eucalyptus Sideroxlyn (Red Ironbark)
  • Eucalyptus Viminalis (Manna Gum)
  • Acacia Acinacea (Wreath Wattle)
  • Westringia Fruticosa (Native Rosemary)
  • Leptospermum Continentale (Prickly Tea-Tree)

Working ’round the clock to get the job done

A project of this scope required community liaison, traffic management, concrete cuts, excavation, planting, almost 300m3 of mulch and 55m3 of soil to be blown in by our blower trucks – no mean feat!

Utilising the extensive resources of the Ecodynamics Group and in collaboration with Major Roads, we worked overnight to help minimise disruption to traffic, local residents and businesses, and to work when trams and buses weren’t running, enabling us to get a lot more work done in each shift to complete the project quickly.

Did you know that our Nursery is a social enterprise?

All of the plants for the project were grown at our in house Nursery in Keilor, located in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Our Nursery operates as a social enterprise, contributing 50% of profits to community greening initiatives in the western suburbs.

Fulton Hogan | Seymour Whyte
Major Road Projects Victoria
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