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.
City of Canning