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Trees and landscaping - Seaford Road, Seaford

11 Dec 2018

What's growing in Seaford's new spaces

More than 100,000 trees, indigenous plants and shrubs will be planted as part of Seaford’s $10 million revitalisation being delivered as part of the level crossing removal project.

This fact sheet provides an overview of some of the different types of vegetation that will be planted in the area, so you know what’s growing in your backyard. Locals asked for vegetation that reflects the natural bush look and feel of the area, with a focus on indigenous species, shady canopy trees and enhancing local biodiversity.

More than 60 different plant species including indigenous and native trees, plants and shrubs will be planted to enhance the area with most planting to take place in autumn 2019 to optimise growth rates.


Shady canopy trees will be planted near seating, throughout the new open space and along the new walking and cycling path, to provide shade and shelter throughout the year. Coast Banksia trees have been grown from seed collected from the project site, and other local trees will be sourced from local suppliers.

Trees will be planted at different stages of maturity and size to help create a green and vibrant look and feel in the area.

Local trees

  • Coast Banksia
  • Drooping She-Oak
  • Black She-Oak
  • Lightwood
  • Black Paperbark
  • Coast Wattle Feature trees
  • Smooth Barked Apple
  • Coastal Fig and Sandpaper Fig
  • Local Snow Gum
  • Flowering Gum varieties
  • Bloodwood
  • Cup Gum
  • Yellow Gum
  • Saw Banksia

Shrubs, ground covers and grasses

Different types of ground covers will be used throughout the new spaces to enhance local biodiversity and the natural bush feel of the area and neighbouring Kananook Creek.

Groundcovers can be plants, shrubs or grasses that grow over the surface of the ground and can help to prevent soil erosion and weeds.

The rail embankments will be heavily planted with native vegetation to help add to the bush feel. A planted vegetation barrier will form a natural safety barrier between the playscape and the walking and cycling path. A variety of species have been chosen for durability and longevity, ease of maintenance and to reflect the bushland surrounds.

Key shrubs

  • Kangaroo Thorn
  • Seaberry Saltbush
  • Melaleuca ‘Green Globe’
  • Native Blackthorn
  • White Correa
  • Coast Salt Bush
  • Swamp Banksia
  • Austral Indigo
  • Hybrid Grass Trees

Groundcovers and grasses

  • Two species of Pig Face
  • Prostrate Boobialla
  • Coast Banksia – low form
  • Ruby Saltbush
  • Warrigal Greens
  • Nodding Club Rush
  • Spiny-head Mat Rush

View the print PDF version of the this factsheet PDF, 2.4 MB

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