The Greenwall Company has been contracted to supply and install
greenwalls at the new Leppington Station, one of the key stations that will
improve access to public transport for the people of southwest Sydney.
Upgrades are being carried out in the areas surrounding the proposed
site at Badgery’s Creek for the upcoming second airport in Sydney. The
infrastructure upgrades include improving the roads, extending train lines with
new stations, and initiating commercial and residential developments to help encourage
growth in the new area.
As part of the upgrade, The Greenwall Company has been involved in the
new South West Rail link project to ‘green’ the area.
According to Mark Paul, founder of The Greenwall Company, over 400
EcoPillows were utilised to create 12 greenwall panels that run down each of
the departure and approach platforms of the rail line. Being a pre-grown, fully
encased greenwall structure, the EcoPillow was a great option for the project.
EcoPillows are also lightweight and modular in design making them easier to
install with minimal requirement for additional structural support.
The greenwalls along with other graphic panels highlight the market
gardens and agricultural heritage of the area. In addition to contributing to a
greener space within the built structures of the station, the greenwall panels will
also help add to the sustainability of urban ecosystems, providing food and
shelter for birds and animals.
Apart from the obvious aesthetics, the benefits of greenwalls and
green roofs include improved air quality and insulation, as well as reduced energy
cost and urban heat island effect.
Over the past 25 years Mark has tested, designed, re-designed, and mastered
his greenwalls to ensure they will last the lifetime of the building on which
they are installed. Building the greenwalls from 94 per cent of recyclable
materials that would otherwise be destined for Australian landfill, The
Greenwall Company has installed their sustainable system in over 200 projects across
Australia and overseas.