Each year, around 5,000 native plants are planted across priority bushland reserves in the City of Kwinana by local volunteers.
Bushcare in the City of Kwinana involves the management of bushland reserves that are outlined in the endorsed Bushland Master Plan. Major activities include bush regeneration, weed control, planting/rehabilitation, maintaining fences, and installing and maintaining associated infrastructure.
Bushcare also encourages the local community to participate in local planting days.
Perth NRM Coastal and Marine Program
The City of Kwinana is committed to the conservation of its coastal resources through the implementation of the Perth NRM Coastal and Marine Program, a program that is hosted at the City of Kwinana for the South Metro Area.
The focus of the Coastal and Marine Program is to restore and protect coastal reserves and promote sustainable use of the coast through education, awareness and onground action, supporting local land managers and invaluable community groups. In the City of Kwinana the program undertakes the rehabilitation of the coastal foreshore reserves with a focus on Kwinana Beach and Challenger Beach.
The rehabilitation program aims to reduce weed communities, remediate erosion, install fencing to control pedestrian and vehicle access, and plant a range of coastal species to improve biodiversity and aesthetic values.
At Kwinana Beach, activities are guided by the Kwinana Beach Foreshore Management Plan and implemented in association with the Kwinana Beach Coastcare Group and other community groups.
For additional information on community involvement activities or the Coastal and Marine Program please contact the South Metro Coastal and Marine Program Manager on 9439 0200 or email our Coastal and Marine Program Manager.
Fauna Watch Project
In 2017, the City of Kwinana completed a 12-month Fauna Watch project to identify the diversity of fauna species present in the area. The Kwinana Fauna Watch Project was funded by the State Natural Resource Management Program.
The City’s Environment team monitored fauna in nature reserves throughout Kwinana, obtaining baseline information about the diversity of] species. The Fauna Watch project also helped identify the presence of any rare or endangered animals present in Kwinana.
In addition to fauna monitoring, the Fauna Watch project assessed the community’s views relating to native wildlife, nature reserves and pet ownership.