Funding boost supports community projects in regional parks

  • Perth’s regional parks benefit from $120,000 of new funding
  • Funding package is in addition to $200,000 worth of projects recently completed 
  • Some of Perth’s most popular regional parks have been given a healthy boost, thanks to a $120,000 injection of funds for a raft of projects.

    The funding package for the eight parks is in addition to $200,000 these same parks received last year for numerous projects that were recently completed.

    The two-stage funding program by the McGowan Government has provided scope for the eight Regional Park Community Advisory Committees to make substantial improvements to the parks through various works including rehabilitation, and pest and weed management.

    Funding was also used to enhance the visitor experience through such measures as improved signage.

    The new investment of $120,000 will further support these projects and the valuable work of volunteers and community groups.

    The funding package has been invested in the following regional parks:

    • Beeliar Regional Park (City of Melville, Cockburn and Kwinana)
    • Jandakot Regional Park (City of Canning, Cockburn, Kwinana, Armadale and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale)
    • Rockingham Lakes Regional Park (City of Rockingham)
    • Woodman Point Regional Park (City of Cockburn)
    • Canning River Regional Park (City of Canning)
    • Parks of the Darling Range, including: Wungong Regional Park (City of Armadale and Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale), Mundy Regional Park (Shire of Kalamunda) and John Forrest National Park (Shire of Mundaring)
    • Herdsman Lake Regional Park (City of Stirling)
    • Yellagonga Regional Park (City of Joondalup and City of Wanneroo) 

    Management of regional parks is co-ordinated between different management agencies, including the Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, local government authorities and private landowners.

    As stated by Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

    “The McGowan Government is very proud of the valuable work our volunteers have been doing to keep Perth’s regional parks thriving.

    “The community advisory committees played a key role in selecting and managing the on-ground projects that were funded, ensuring the best outcome for our regional parks.

    “Perth’s regional parks are highly valued by the community. They are popular sites for nature-based recreation and a haven for wildlife.”

    Project sites that shared in the $200,000 allocation are:

    Regional ParkLocationProject TitleGroupFunding
    BeeliarThe SpectaclesUpgrade of interpretive signs Friends of the Spectacles$5000
    Understorey planting$640
    Equipment – auger and water pump$1365
    Booragoon LakeEnhancement of Booragoon Lake wetland buffer zoneCity of Melville/Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes$5495
    North LakeHorse Paddock Swamp revegetation projectCockburn Wetland Education Centre$5000
    Murdoch UniversityClimate watch trail for banksia woodland and Chelodina WetlandMurdoch Environmental Restoration Group $4354
    North LakeTypha removal at North LakeFriends of North Lake/Parks and Wildlife Service$3000
    JandakotHarrisdale SwampWeed controlParks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee member Jim Prince$5000
    Shirley Balla SwampInterpretive signageParks and Wildlife Service $6000
    Pedestrian gates$600
    Rehabilitation activities including weed control and planting$13,555
    Rockingham LakesPaganoni SwampFeral bee survey and beehive removalFriends of Paganoni Swamp$6134.50
    Point PeronImprovements to Point Peron Reserve including signage and revegetationFriends of Point Peron$7771.50
    Lake CooloongupRevegetation projectFriends of Lake Cooloongup$5000
    Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre IncExpansion of rehabilitation facilities for turtlesNaragebup


    Woodman PointSport and recreation campStage 2 – interpretation signage for Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage and Ecological Education TrailFriends of Woodman Point Quarantine Station$10,000
    Woodman Point dog beachConstruction of steps at dog beach accessParks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee$11,000
    Adjacent to Ammo JettyInstallation of a replacement shower/foot washParks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee$4585
    Canning RiverAll areasWoody weed mapping and controlParks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee$25,000
    Darling RangeWungongBrochure: Common spring flowers of Bungendore ParkBungendore Park Environmental Group$895
    MundyHigh Peak Place woody weed removalJilara Giants$2400
    John Forrest National ParkFox controlFriends of John Forrest$18,820
    John Forrest National ParkWeed controlFriends of John Forrest$2815
    Herdsman LakeVariousEquipment to support the science activities undertaken with school groups at Herdsman Lake Wildlife CentreHerdsman Lake Wildlife Centre / WA Gould League$1500
    Four mist nests to support bird banding group survey activities Herdsman Lake Bird Banding Group$1000
    Limestone path repairs to Olive Seymour Boardwalk entranceParks and Wildlife Service$8000
    Rehabilitation project, community planting dayParks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee$12,000
    Glendalough Open SpaceInterpretive signageParks and Wildlife Service$2498
    YellagongaVariousSupport for rehabilitation projects – equipment trailer, nursery supplies, seed collecting, bannersFriends of Yellagonga$15,499
    South Lake JoondalupEquipment to support the revegetation project at South Lake JoondalupWoodvale Waters Volunteers$9500

    /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization/author(s)and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. The views and opinions expressed are those of the author(s).View in full here.