10050: Walker Street public open space project

    Preserving local flora and fauna in the urban park and playground development of Walker Street Reserve in Esperance is the aim of this project. The project should set the benchmark for similar developments in the future.

    Historically, the preservation of local flora and fauna has not been a priority in urban park and playground developments. The local community, students and shire are excited about integrating the open green-fields and play equipment with the natural bushland.

    With the help of State NRM Program funding, the project seeks to develop the reserve as a useable recreation space while simultaneously retaining and enhancing native flora and fauna.

    To achieve this, native flora will be regenerated and weeds removed from the reserve, fencing will be constructed to prevent green-field activity impacting on the bushland and associated fauna, and educational signage will be installed to inform visitors about native flora and fauna.

    Investment: $ 20 000
    Delivery organisation: Shire of Esperance
    Project duration: February 2012 - June 2013
    Location: 2 ha adjacent to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School, Esperance

    More information

    Contact the Shire of Esperance on (08) 9071 0676 or

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