Cockies’ roosting haven
FROM pine plantation to rubbish tip to golf course.
Now that the Collier Park Golf Course is one of the largest Carnaby’s black cockatoo roosting sites, the City of South Perth aims to keep it that way and has planted more than 1100 native species over two years.
Last year, the City implemented a revegetation project, which was partially funded by Birdlife Australia, by planting 20 pine trees and more than 2000 native plant species.
This year it implemented another Carnaby’s black cockatoo habitat enhancement environmental project at the course that was partially funded by the State Government via the Perth Region National Resource Management grant scheme.
The project used a mixture of direct seeding and tube stock planting.
Between July and September, more than 9000 native plants were planted through the course conservation areas to support an urban sanctuary and enhance Carnaby’s black cockatoo habitat.
South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said the Collier Park Golf Course Environmental Management Plan and Master Plan both recommended extensive re-vegetation of non-playing areas using locally indigenous species.