14006: Land Management and activities in Queens Park Regional Open Space

    Queens Park Regional Open Space covers approximately 29ha of remnant bushland and contains Bush Forever sites 283 and 424.

    The reserves support the threatened flora species Macarthuria keigheryi and the priority 3 flora species Conostylis bracteata.The reserves also support the endangered fauna species Carnaby's cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus latirostris), the vulnerable species forest red-tailed black-cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii naso) and the specially protected migratory species rainbow bee-eater (Merops ornatus).

    The site is located at the junction of four different soil types and vegetation associations and is the only area left in the City of Canning with an understorey in relatively good condition.

    This project aims to protect this regionally significant area by controlling weeds and assessing and controlling dieback and feral animals.

    Investment: $ 40 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 83 320
    Delivery organisation: Friends of Queens Park Bushland
    Project duration: February 2015 - December 2016
    Location: Queens Park; Perth region.

    Purpose of project

    Weed control of Queens Park Reserve Open Space will allow native plants, in both remnant and revegetated areas, to grow with reduced competition for resources. This will result in greater numbers of plants surviving, thriving and providing habitat for native animals. It will also reduce the threat of fire taking hold as the weeds, especially grasses, die off over summer.

    The 29 hectare area will be assessed for Phytophthera dieback, and treatment will help to protect the vegetation against loss.

    Project partners

    City of Canning

    More information

    Project contact details

    Friends of Queens Park Bushland

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