Saturday, June 21, 2008
University of Newcastle is in a bushland setting and acres of local plants and trees enhance the environment and is in line with a plan for a natural setting won at the start up of the campus. Roads and paths take you along hills and gullies and through areas of uncleared bushland among the widespread built environment.
Unique landscaping included some permaculture ideas with arrangments of rocky watercourses complete with a succession of small holding ponds. Lawn mowing became unnecessary. However, at last count it was seen that severe pruning and clearing had upended much of those plans. Visibility was a problem no doubt.