15139: Improving NRM outcomes through increased community awareness and engagement

    The Cities of Fremantle, Melville, Cockburn and Kwinana  partnered with BirdLife Australia and Beyond Gardens delivered four workshops (one each in each local government) to raise community awareness of the value of remnant bushland, wetlands and native vegetation in public open space, on verges and in gardens using birds as a focus. 100 participants were expected at each workshop and the workshops ran for three to four hours. 
    The specific content of each workshop was tailored to the local species and environmental issues in each location in which it was presented, and the format followed:

    • local contexting by local government officers
    • Black Cockatoo presentation (presence/absence in local area; population trends; importance of forage and roosting sites; opportunities for community participation in Great Cocky Count and Cockatoo recovery projects and initiatives) by BirdLife Australia project officers
    • presentation on local birds (which are present; which are native; which are feral; how to recognise them; what do they eat; where do they nest; what can you do to bring them into your garden) by BirdLife Australia volunteer experts
    • presentation by Beyond Gardens expert on garden design and species selection to achieve water-wise, bird and native animal friendly gardens
    • presentation by local Friends Group to showcase their activities and encourage community participation.


    Investment: $ 12 000
    In-kind contribution: $ 37 000
    Delivery organisation: South West Corridor Development Foundation Inc.
    Project duration: March 2016 - December 2016
    Location: City of Cockburn, City of Fremantle, City of Kwinana, City of Melville
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