Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Joint plan to help green western suburbs

The City has contributed to the development of a joint Greening Plan for the western suburbs to manage, protect, preserve and enhance vegetation in parks, reserves and private land.

The plan is a joint venture between the six member councils of the Western Suburbs Regional Council (WESROC) which includes Cambridge, Claremont, Cottesloe, Mosman Park, Nedlands, Peppermint Grove and Subiaco.

Working towards a thriving and resilient natural environment ensures the local flora and fauna of the region can flourish which, in turn, brings healthy benefits to the community.

The Greening Plan aligns with the City’s Environmental Plan – which includes actions to increase flora, fauna and green corridors – and broadly aims to:

  • protect and manage important areas of vegetation, waterways and wetlands
  • expand greenways
  • green public open space
  • increase community awareness and education around the importance of environmental sustainability.

The City of Subiaco is a leader in environmental innovation and sustainability and regularly undertakes a number of actions and initiatives that focus on increasing biodiversity and greening, including adding to its already significant urban canopy.

These include a sustainable and waterwise verge program, community planting days, sustainability workshops for the community, and an annual native plant subsidy scheme alongside WESROC.

By working together, the western suburbs councils and WESROC can approach greening in a more integrated way that bypasses local government boundaries.

Download the Greening Plan.

Who is WESROC?

Formed in 1995, WESROC is a voluntary collaborative partnership of Councils which aims to facilitate and coordinate activities designed to promote community and economic development within the region and to enhance that capacity of member local governments.

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