20 February 2020 – Community News – Eastern Reporter.
THERE is a buzz in West Perth.
A bee-friendly parklet has been created on Colin Street by community groups and the City of Perth.
It has been inspired by Bee Scene – a West Perth Local and WA Loves Nature initiative – and the seating emulates natural beehives, while flowering plants have been used to support the bee population.
It features an urban lounge, tables and pod seats, as well as planter boxes providing screening from traffic.
Existing street trees will provide shade.
West Perth Bee Scene is aimed at not only conserving native bees but also activating the streets of West Perth.
“Originally I was a bit nervous about losing valuable parking space on Colin Street, but now that the parklet is built and installed we couldn’t be happier,” West Perth Local chairman Steve Wellard said.
Parklets have been used around the world to enhance street amenity and create community vibrancy by repurposing carpark bays.