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Monday, 28 July 2014

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Important Bushlands

Armadale Settlers Common

Armadale Settlers Common

Armadale Settlers Common in Bedfordale is a 383 ha bushland reserve, of which approximately 287 ha is vested in the City of Armadale for the purpose of 'parks and recreation'. The Common lies on the Darling Scarp and is within the wider Darling Range Regional Park.

The area is highly important for flora conservation, with a total of 318 plant species found in the Common, along with two 'Declared Rare and Priority Flora Species'. A diverse array of fauna and flora can be observed year-round.

Much of the bushland is in good condition and its network of walk trails (PDF 586 KB) invites recreational activities such as walking and hiking, orienteering, nature appreciation, picnicking, exercising and nature photography. The Common offers expansive views of the City, large areas of intact vegetation and public use facilities (PDF 586 KB). The Common contributes significantly to the backdrop of the Armadale city centre and is part of the Heritage Country Tourist Drive.

A Committee of Council, known as the Armadale Settlers Common Management Committee, assists with the management of the area. The Armadale Settlers Common Strategic Directions Document (PDF 3.80 MB) also helps guide management of the area.

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Creyk Park

Creyk Park

Creyk Park is located on Lilian Avenue and Kembla Street in Armadale and is owned by the City of Armadale. The bushland is recognised as a 'Forrestfield Vegetation Complex Threatened Ecological Community' - a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. Now as little as 9 per cent remains and bushlands like Creyk Park are becoming threatened with extinction.

The bushland is predominantly Jarrah, Banksia attenuata (Slender Banksia), and Banksia menziesii (Menzies Banksia) woodland over a scattered understorey of Jacksonia sternbergiana, Hakea ruscifolia (Candle Hakea) and Conospermum stoechardis (Common Smokebush).

Ehrharta calycina (Perennial Veldt Grass) is a major threat to this bushland community. Interpretative signs are displayed at the park and illustrate tracks to follow in order to reduce the spread of weeds and Dieback, and minimise the trampling of vegetation.

The Forrestfield Complex Bushland Management Plan (PDF 69.0 MB) applies to Creyk Park. There is no friends group for the area. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Kendal Court

Kendal Court

Kendal Court Bushland on Grovelands Road in Kelmscott has been recognised as a 'Forrestfield Vegetation Complex Threatened Ecological Community' - a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. Now as little as 9 per cent remains and bushlands like Kendal Court are becoming threatened with extinction.

Since 2002, the school community, the City of Armadale and the Armadale Gosnells Landcare Group, have been working together to understand and protect this precious bushland.

The Forrestfield Complex Bushland Management Plan (PDF 69.0 MB) applies to Kendal Court. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Fletcher Park

Fletcher Park

Fletcher Park in Wungong is a 19 ha reserve vested in the City of Armadale for recreation. The reserve is leased to the Wallangarra Riding and Pony Club. The vegetation of Fletcher Park has been listed as a 'Critically Endangered Threatened Ecological Community', and contains the last examples of some species in the world.

The bushland is in excellent condition, and the riparian (stream zone) vegetation provides a link for fauna to other bushland to the west. The vegetation community has been described as Corymbia calophylla - Kingia australis woodland on heavy soils.

Common species of Fletcher Park include Corymbia callophylla (Marri), Kingia australis (Drumsticks), Xanthorrhoea preissii (Grass tree), Eristmen spicatus (Pepper and Salt), Nuystia floribunda (Christmas tree), Damperia linearis, Mesomelaena tetragona (Semaphore sedge), and Tetraria octandra.

The City of Armadale and Wallangarra Riding and Pony Club have prepared a Fletcher Park Management Plan (PDF 20.5 MB). A component of this management plan involves an annual weed management plan. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Eva and Bill Moore Heathland

Eva and Bill Moore Heathland

Eva and Bill Moore Heathland on Lake Road Kelmscott is vested in the City of Armadale for recreation. This unique bushland is recognised as a 'Forrestfield Complex Threatened Ecological Community' - a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. However, now as little as 9 per cent remains.

The heathland is dominated by Melaleuca preissiana, Hypocalymma angustifolium (White Myrtle), Acacia pulchella (Prickly Moses), Astartea fasicularis and Kunzea ericifolis (Spearwood).

This bushland area is threatened by weeds, frequent fire, and trampling. The Forrestfield Complex Bushland Management Plan (PDF 69.0 MB) applies to this area. There are no friends groups for Eva and Bill Moore Heathland. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve

Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve

The 4.2 ha Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve is located on Williams Road in Armadale. It is recognised as a 'Forrestfield Complex Threatened Ecological Community' - a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. However, now as little as 9 per cent remains.

The vegetation is dominated by a woodland of Corymbia calophylla (Marri), Eucalyptus marginata (Jarrah) and Banksia. Common species of the shrublayer include Stirlingia latifolia (Blue boy), Davensia nudiflora, Hybertia hypercoides (Yellow buttercups), Xanthorrhoea preissii (Grass tree), Conospermum stoechardis (Common Smokebush), Bossia eriocarpa (Common brown pea), Dryandra nivea, Gompholobium capitatum (Yellow Pea) and Dasypogon bromeliffolius (Drumsticks).

The Forrestfield Complex Bushland Management Plan (PDF 69.0 MB) applies to Bob Blackburn. 'Friends of Bob Blackburn' is seeking members to look after the reserve. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Cammillo Reserve

Cammillo Reserve

Cammillo Reserve on the corner of Cammillo Road and Railway Avenue in Kelmscott is vested in the City of Armadale for recreation. The bushland (2,215 sq m) is recognised as 'Forrestfield Complex Threatened Ecological Community' - a community of species which was once common to the Swan Coastal Plain. However, now as little as 9 per cent remains.

The vegetation is predominantly a low woodland of Banksia attenuata (Slender Banksia) and Banksia menziesii (Menzies Banksia) over a mixed shrubland of Mesomelaena psuedostygia.

Cammillo Road Reserve is threatened by weed invasion, predominantly by bulbous and grassy weeds, and by human activities such as rubbish dumping and trampling. The Forrestfield Complex Bushland Management Plan (PDF 69.0 MB) applies to Cammillo Road Reserve. There is currently no friends group for the area. To become involved in the care of this area, contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Warwick Savage Park

Warwick Savage

Warwick Savage Park is located on Simons Drive in Roleystone. This Darling Range vegetation community is threatened by weed invasion and frequent fire.

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Lloyd Hughes Park

Lloyd Hughes Park

Lloyd Hughes on Martin Street Kelmscott is approximately 17 ha in size. A watercourse (tributary to the Canning River) runs through the reserve, which contains bushland of a good condition.

The vegetation is dominated by Marri woodland on the lower slopes, and Wandoo woodland on the upper reaches of the reserve. Weeds threaten areas of the bushland (probably resulting from past disturbances such as rubbish dumping). These weeds include Ehrharta calycina (Veldt Grass), Avena fatua (wild oat), Watsonia, and Eragrostis curvulata (African Love Grass).

Friends of Lloyd Hughes Park contribute to the conservation of this area. For more information contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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Bungendore Park

Bungendore Park

The 498 ha Bungendore Park Bushland Reserve is home to a wide variety of plants and animals.

In fact its location on the western edge of the Darling Scarp means the park displays a wide range of soils, topography and vegetation types, producing well over 300 different plant species. Most of the park is open Jarrah-Marri forest with a typical suite of understorey shrubs and orchids. The park also features many blossoms - a fact which helped it to earn its name, which means 'place of the gum blossom' and 'top of a hill' in local Aboriginal language.

Bungendore Park is situated on the edge of the Darling Scarp, with sweeping views to the Swan Coastal Plain. It is located 3 km south-east of Armadale and can be accessed from Admiral Road. Walkers can set out on marked trails located throughout the reserve. A committee of Council, known as the Bungendore Park Management Committee, assists in the management of the area. The Bungendore Park Strategic Directions Document (PDF 5.00 MB) also helps guide the management of this area. For more information contact the City of Armadale on 9399 0111.

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