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invasive alien plants, helping to raise the canopy to allow views and access to the river’s edge. Walkways and canoe landing stages will further encourage recreational use of the river and lagoon. Transplanted coconut palms, filau and other tropical trees will be planted to combine with indigenous tree and palm specimens to create a substantial green infrastructure. Existing avenues of trees will be protected and extended in areas where they border roads and walkways. Forests of alien tree species will be cleared and replanted in a landscape pattern of indigenous forest, suitable to the character of adjacent developments. All plantings, especially tropical flowering hedges, including Hibiscus and Bougainvillea, will provide shelter and shade. Lawns will be combined with walkways, cycle routes and other facilities to create an extensive coastal park, embracing barachois and river to create a landscape framework for Azuri. REFERENCES Client BlueLife Limited Tel: +(230) 244 3138/48 Email: Landscape architect Planning Partners International Tel: 021 418 0510 Email: Master plan architect Leonard Design Architects

ABOUT PLANNING PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL Tel: +44 (0) 115 945 0080 Email: oďŹƒ Quantity surveyors Hooloomann & Associates Tel: +(230) 467 7000 Email: Architect Macbeth Architects and Designers Tel: +(230) 208 2118 Email:

Planning Partners International is a multi-disciplinary company with a wide range of experience and in-depth expertise in urban and regional planning, urban design and landscape architecture. The company has clients worldwide and its planning and design experience spans more than 35 years, ranging from regional plans and large residential and golf estates to marinas, resorts and commercial precincts. Planning Partners undertakes work within South Africa, while international work is undertaken by Planning Partners International.

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