Key move 5: Integrating water and native plants

The draft concept proposes to integrate water and native plants into the area's streets and spaces, to acknowledge natural history, tell the story of the cultural heritage of this area and maybe even return the dawn chorus of native birds to the city centre.

Integrating water into the streets and spaces can be achieved in a number of ways, from rain gardens for storm water treatment and symbolism in art works, to water features and, where possible, naturalised streams.

Artist's impression: oblique aerial view of water and planted areas in Cathedral Square and surrounds


Read about the other key moves.



The draft concept proposes to integrate water and native plants into the area's streets and spaces, to acknowledge natural history, tell the story of the cultural heritage of this area and maybe even return the dawn chorus of native birds to the city centre.

Integrating water into the streets and spaces can be achieved in a number of ways, from rain gardens for storm water treatment and symbolism in art works, to water features and, where possible, naturalised streams.

Artist's impression: oblique aerial view of water and planted areas in Cathedral Square and surrounds


Read about the other key moves.