This is a brand new park in Subiaco.
A great deal of attention has been given to the hardscape - and the elements are very nice, including a water feature, shade structures and BBQs not shown here - but they've scrimped on the single most important thing:
Think of it this way:
If you take the fancy hardscape elements out of a well-treed space, it's still a pleasant space.
But if you take all the trees out of a well-featured space, no one wants to be there.
That should give us a clue as to what really matters!
We're a HOT climate!
We've got the highest UV rating in the world!
Give us trees please!
Lots of them.
And big ones.
It truly isn't that hard.
This is a sensational piece of public art - I love it - but I would trade it in a heartbeat for some serious tree planting*.
Tip: click the photos
* And probably save a motza into the bargain. What would it be worth? $100,000?