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 Park||Location||Project Title||Group||Funding|
|Beeliar||The Spectacles||Upgrade of interpretive signs||Friends of the Spectacles||$5000|
|||||Equipment – auger and water pump||||$1365|
|||Booragoon Lake||Enhancement of Booragoon Lake wetland buffer zone||City of Melville/Friends of Booragoon and Blue Gum Lakes||$5495|
|||North Lake||Horse Paddock Swamp revegetation project||Cockburn Wetland Education Centre||$5000|
|||Murdoch University||Climate watch trail for banksia woodland and Chelodina Wetland||Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group||$4354|
|||North Lake||Typha removal at North Lake||Friends of North Lake/Parks and Wildlife Service||$3000|
|Jandakot||Harrisdale Swamp||Weed control||Parks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee member Jim Prince||$5000|
|||Shirley Balla Swamp||Interpretive signage||Parks and Wildlife Service||$6000|
|||||Rehabilitation activities including weed control and planting||||$13,555|
|Rockingham Lakes||Paganoni Swamp||Feral bee survey and beehive removal||Friends of Paganoni Swamp||$6134.50|
|||Point Peron||Improvements to Point Peron Reserve including signage and revegetation||Friends of Point Peron||$7771.50|
|||Lake Cooloongup||Revegetation project||Friends of Lake Cooloongup||$5000|
|||Naragebup Rockingham Regional Environment Centre Inc||Expansion of rehabilitation facilities for turtles||Naragebup|
|Woodman Point||Sport and recreation camp||Stage 2 – interpretation signage for Woodman Point Quarantine Station Heritage and Ecological Education Trail||Friends of Woodman Point Quarantine Station||$10,000|
|||Woodman Point dog beach||Construction of steps at dog beach access||Parks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee||$11,000|
|||Adjacent to Ammo Jetty||Installation of a replacement shower/foot wash||Parks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee||$4585|
|Canning River||All areas||Woody weed mapping and control||Parks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee||$25,000|
|Darling Range||Wungong||Brochure: Common spring flowers of Bungendore Park||Bungendore Park Environmental Group||$895|
|||Mundy||High Peak Place woody weed removal||Jilara Giants||$2400|
|||John Forrest National Park||Fox control||Friends of John Forrest||$18,820|
|||John Forrest National Park||Weed control||Friends of John Forrest||$2815|
|Herdsman Lake||Various||Equipment to support the science activities undertaken with school groups at Herdsman Lake Wildlife Centre||Herdsman 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 entrance||Parks and Wildlife Service||$8000|
|||||Rehabilitation project, community planting day||Parks and Wildlife Service/Community Advisory Committee||$12,000|
|||Glendalough Open Space||Interpretive signage||Parks and Wildlife Service||$2498|
|Yellagonga||Various||Support for rehabilitation projects – equipment trailer, nursery supplies, seed collecting, banners||Friends of Yellagonga||$15,499|
|||South Lake Joondalup||Equipment to support the revegetation project at South Lake Joondalup||Woodvale Waters Volunteers||$9500|