Bushland Management Plan and Flora & Fauna Surveys

Town of Victoria Park, Western Australia

The Kensington Bushland Reserve is a 9 hectare area of remnant bushland in the Town of Victoria Park. The Reserve is locally and regionally significant, providing habitat for threatened species such as the Endangered Carnaby’s Cockatoo and the Vulnerable Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoo, as well as hosting 38 conservation significant flora species and a Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) listed Threatened Ecological Community (Banksia Woodlands of the Swan Coastal Plain). Seventy percent of the native vegetation in the Reserve was burned in 2016, prompting the commissioning of a Bushland Management Plan.

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The purpose of the Management Plan is to provide for the long-term rehabilitation, protection, and enhancement of the Reserve. Eco Logical Australia's Perth team mapped vegetation types and bushfire fuels for a bushfire assessment, mapped the flora and fauna values of the Reserve including fauna habitat and vegetation types, fauna and flora species present and existing vegetation condition.

Eco Logical Australia recommended programs for re-vegetation of the Reserve, weed removal, dieback (Phytophthora cinnamomi) management, control of feral animals, conservation and enhancement of habitat for native fauna, and education and engagement of community members.  A standalone bushfire risk management plan to assist in the management of future bushfires that may impact the reserve was also produced by Eco Logical Australia. 

Both Management Plans are functional documents that allow for adaptability and flexibility in management of the Reserve depending on the circumstances at the time, while recommending concrete actions that can be completed to maintain the ecological integrity of the Reserve and mitigate bushfire risk.

Contact State Manager and Bushfire Lead - WA, Daniel Panickar for more details of our Perth team’s ecological, botanical and bushfire capabilities using the details below.