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Trees and landscaping - Station Street and Eel Race Road, Carrum

11 Dec 2018

What's growing in Carrum's new spaces

The Carrum level crossing removals and $50 million revitalisation will create 1.2 hectares of new community space, equivalent to the size of AAMI Park.

Four new areas will be created including a new foreshore park, a village green between Station Street and the Nepean Highway, a town square at the new Carrum Station main entrance and a station garden at the second entrance.

We have been talking with Carrum locals about what to include in the new community spaces.

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 will be growing in your backyard.

We heard locals wanted a wide range of planting with a mix of indigenous and native trees, shrubs, and statement trees that reflect and enhance Carrum’s beachside look and feel.

More than 40 different types of species will be planted, including more than 500 indigenous trees and over 80,000 groundcovers and grasses.


Indigenous trees will be planted along Station Street, the Nepean Highway, and in the new foreshore park that will create spreading canopies, for shade in the hot summer months.

Yellow Gum and Coast Banksia trees will be planted along the Nepean Highway to create a boulevard look and feel and enhance Carrum’s seaside setting. A small number of Norfolk Island Pine trees will be planted in the new foreshore park.

The large palm tree at Carrum Station will be preserved and relocated as part of the project. The tall Norfolk Island Pine that stands in the site of the new foreshore park and a large, healthy coast banksia tree will be retained in their current locations.

  • Coast Banksia
  • Local Snow Gum
  • Local Manna Gum
  • Flowering Gum
  • Cup Gum
  • Yellow Gum
  • Coastal Moonah
  • Norfolk Island Pine

Shrubs, groundcovers and grasses

More than 80,000 shrubs, groundcovers and grasses will be planted across Carrum’s new open spaces to enhance local biodiversity.

Groundcovers can be plants, shrubs or grasses that grow over the surface of the ground and can help to prevent soil erosion and weeds. Terraced lawns and generous grassy areas will create new sheltered spaces to lounge, relax and play.

A variety of species have been chosen for durability and longevity, ease of maintenance and to enhance the coastal character of the area.


  • Willow Myrtle
  • Spoon Leaf Hop Bush
  • Coastal Salt Bush
  • Sweet Bursaria
  • Prickly Moses
  • White Correa

Groundcovers and grasses

  • Pigface (Carprobrotus rossii)
  • Pigface (Disphyma crassifolium)
  • Coast Tussock Grass
  • Seaberry Salt Bush
  • Hop Goodenia
  • Coast Banksia

View the print PDF version of the this factsheet PDF, 1.9 MB

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