Footscray Community Courtyard Makeover
Published on 23/05/2018 Group GSA
GroupGSA was invited by Frasers Property Australia to donate and design a community courtyard garden for a Unison facility, housing women in crisis in Footscray, Victoria as part of International Women’s Day 2018.
The design concept was completed by Zhi Cai and refined with advice from David Dreadon as we got behind this great initiative.
On 3rd of May, Zhi Cai and Hui Li from the GSA Melbourne Studio attended the planting day, and together with the team from Frasers, renovated the existing courtyard garden including upgrades such as:
planters for vegetable gardens, planted with fresh herbs and hardy native
vegetation for colour;
- Cleaned up the garden bed and courtyard, planted new
vegetation for variety and colour, which include hardy flowering plants,
feature grasses and low groundcovers;
- Replaced the existing worn out turfed access path with a
- New edging to establish existing garden bed edges;
cleaning of existing paved courtyard (have not been cleaned for decades
- New moveable outdoor seating, tables and storage to
enable residents and visitors adjust their seating position to different times
of the day; and
- A feature climbing frame with Star Jasmine planted as a
A massive effort from everyone involved and an unbelievable result.
It was a great day and the women residing in the facility were extremely appreciative.