As we are coming into swimming season, please ensure your swimming pool safety barrier is compliant with the required regulations and is in sound condition. For any questions, please contact the City's Building Services team at 9439 0200.
The City of Kwinana is excited to bring back Summer Sounds, Concert in the Park to kick off this year’s Events Season.
Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kwinana has prepared the 'Local Planning Scheme No. 2 Amendment 161 to Rezone Lots 9000, 9002, 9006 and 11 Hoffman Road, Mandogalup From ‘Rural A’ to ‘Development’ Zone'.
Notice is hereby given that the Local Government of the City of Kwinana has prepared the 'Local Planning Scheme No. 2 Amendment 159 to Rezone Lots 3, 9003 and 9007 Rowley Road, Mandogalup From ‘Rural A’ to ‘Development’ Zone'.
Grab your smart device and join us on the Story Tree Trail during the April School Holidays.
Discover special trees in your parks, and reserves throughout Kwinana. Find out about the story behind the tree. Visit all trees, share your story or photo, solve the word puzzle and be in the running to win a Tree Top Adventure for a family of four at Dwellingup.
Download map and entry form here.
Visit all trees, share your story here, solve the word puzzle and be in the running to win some awesome prizes.
T & C's apply.
Species Ficus microcarpa "hillii" (Hills weeping fig)
Story The distinctive tree lined streets of Medina are Heritage Listed, planted some time in the 1950's when the suburb and shopping centre was first established. The feature trees would ensure pedestrians have continuous shade when walking to the shops in summer. An important benefit in light of the changing climate.
Species Eucalyptus gomphocephala
Story This tree is an Aboriginal Scarred Tree as the yowala (bark), has been deliberately removed to create materials and tools such as miya (shelters), yandi (containers) or Marking a living boom (tree) for spiritual or historical significance.
Suburb Kwinana Beach
Species Araucaria heterophylla
Story Norfolk Island Pines as the name suggests are native to Norfolk Island in the Pacific Ocean, and so are well adapted to growing close to the sea, with a high tolerance to salt and wind. They are thought to be planted in many coastal towns as shipping landmarks, with their distinctive shape easy to spot from the ocean.
Species Melaleuca raphiophylla
Story This common wetland tree rarely grow more than 10m tall. They often split into two or more branches, with a thick canopy. It is also a very important waterbird nesting area. It is one of the tree species contained around wetlands such as the Spectacles. They flower prolifically in spring/summer and attract many insects.
Species Planatus acerifolia
Story This is a popular local Park, and one of the few places you can experience a European autumn in Kwinana, with lots of autumn leaves falling from the London Plane Trees.
Species Corymbia calophylla
Story Marris are an iconic tree, they prefer fertile soils, and can grow up to 30m in some areas on the Darling Range. They are a very important food source for both the Carnaby's Black Cockatoo and the Forest Red-Tailed Black Cockatoo, who are often heard actively devouring the seeds.
Species Pinus pinaster
Story These pines are a remnant from a time when the region contained larger Pine Plantations, but in this instance it marks a previous homestead from the 1950's along Johnston Road. These pines are particularly favoured as a food source of the Endangered Carnaby Black Cockatoo, as much of their existing native food source has diminished over the years.
Species Melaleuca preissiana
Story This species of Paperbark, is the largest in Perth, growing to 15m in height, and commonly found around lakes or damplands, usually further back than the Freshwater Paperbark that you may have seen at Sloans Reserve.
Species Eucalyptus marginata
Story Jarrah Trees remind us of a bygone era, when the prized timber was harvested and exported with great enthusiasm for building projects around the world. As a result there are few trees of this size remaining on the Swan Coastal Plain. If you take a closer look you can see scarring caused by resident possums. If you venture to the lookout, we can see what it feels like to be above the treeline.
Species Melaleuca preissiana
Species Banksia menziesii
Story Take a stroll from the play ground into the reserve. Once you venture beyond the gate you will find many Firewood Banksia's in flower. The vibrant colours of the flowers contrast with the grey-green colour of the leaves. Honeyeating birds are particularly fond of this flower's nectar.