Cock­ies’ roost­ing haven

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - South Perth -

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.

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