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The Guilderton Community Association is made up of residents and regular visitors to Guilderton who are interested in maintaining and sustainably improving the town now and for the future. The main aims of the association are to:
- promote the interests of the Guilderton community;
- assist in the improvement of the town in a manner which protects the natural environment of the Guilderton/Moore River area;
- conserve the natural environment of the Guilderton/Moore River area; and
- liaise with the Gingin Shire Council on behalf of the Guilderton community.
In order to carry out these aims the Association is involved in a broad range of activities, including:
- Bringing items of town maintenance to the attention of the Shire, such as the foreshore toilet block, the groyne, road signs etc;
- Cooperating with the Shire of Gingin in relation to large projects for town improvement, most recently the building of a new Guilderton Community Hall as an addition to the existing Guilderton Country Club;
- Carrying out small maintenance tasks around the town, such as the revegetation of the information bay; and
- Organising participation in community events.
Additionally, sub-groups of the Association are responsible for providing many services within the town, such as the Visitor's Centre, the Library, and Moore Arts which is responsible for much of the public art in the town.
The Friends of Yellagonga Regional Park (FOY) are a group of local enthusiastic conservation volunteers who desire to protect and restore the bio-diversity, of this Perth northern suburbs regional park, for current and future generations to enjoy.
Mission Statement: To promote and participate in the conservation, rehabilitation and protection of Yellagonga Regional Park to ensure long-term environmental sustainability and compatible human use.
FOY was formed in 1993 and works in tandem with the Department of Environment and Conservation. FOY manages a number of sites within the park. Regular workdays are held at the FOY sites planting local endemic species, removal of introduced species and site maintenance. Workdays are publicised in the local Community Newspapers.
Our office and nursery are located within the Landsdale Farm School.
The Friends of Wireless Hill Park is a community group dedicated to conserving and protecting the bushland of Wireless Hill Park. The group was established in 1987. The Friends group aims to revegetate and rehabilitate the bushland and maintain its biodiversity values.
The Friends work with other groups including the City of Melville and the Wildflower Society of Western Australia to enhance the Park for visitors, for example through the development of a signposted wildflower walk and through guided walks for the community, held in spring.
Report graffiti or other vandalism
To report graffiti or other vandalism at the park please contact the City of Melville on: 1800 626 119
Report damage or illegal dumping
To report damage or illegal dumping at the park please contact the City of Melville’s Environmental Officer on 9364 0283
To report a fire in the Park, please call the Fire and Emergency Services Authority on ‘000’.
Enquiries about park permits and use of park facilities
To make enquiries about booking Park facilities please contact the City of Melville’s “Bookings and Events Officer” by email on: [email protected]
Enquiries about the Wireless Hill Telecommunications Museum
The Museum is open by appointment; to book in for a tour of the site and the museum, please call the City of Melville on 9364 0155.
Other useful contacts:
Security (City of Melville) ph: 1300 653 643
Ranger (City of Melville) ph: 9364 0628 office hours
ph: 0418 943 219 after hours
Friends of Wireless Hill
If you would like information about the Friends of Wireless Hill, volunteering with the Friends of Wireless Hill, or general information about native flora and fauna in the Park please contact one of our volunteers:
Margaret Matthews, Convenor (volunteer)
Phone: 0402 105 649
Email: [email protected]
Kate Creed, Secretary (volunteer)
Phone: (08) 9316 8109
Email: [email protected]
Underwood Avenue Bushland is the 32 hectare Bush Forever site 119 of magnificent bushland which lies between Bold Park and Kings Park. It is bordered by Underwood Avenue on the north side and Selby Street, Shenton Park,on the east side. It is a Banksia/Jarrah woodland with mighty tuart trees mainly on the ridge.
The Friends of Underwood Avenue Bushland was formed in 1998 to protect the bushland, and together with the wider community has worked to stop the inappropriate and horrible development for housing since then.
The bushland is significant, regionally and nationally. It is also significant as a linkage between Bold Park and Kings Park, with Shenton Bushland lying to the south. The linkage was identified officially in the Tingay Greening Plan of 1998 as Greenway 19. The chain of bushland connectivity is so important.
In 1904, 614 acres (258 hectares) of land, which included what is now known as Underwood Avenue Bushland, was vested to the trustees of the University of Western Australia Endowment by the government of the day. The trustees were required to pay five shillings and one peppercorn of yearly rent on 25th day of March in each year. Around that time the University trustees were endowed with 1400 hectares of land.
The Universities Legislation Amendment Bill 2000, assented to on 7.12.2000 by state parliament, allowed universities to sell land for development and to use the funds for investment rather than as previously, having to reinvest in land or buildings.
The University of Western Australia has been seeking approval for a housing development in the bushland since 1998. The varying proposals have been put to the Environmental Protection Authority and to the federal government under the EPBC Act.
Underwood Avenue Bushland was one of the last places of refuge of Nyungah people in the western suburbs in the settlement of Perth. The Macintyre Dobson Report on an Ethnographic, Ethnohistorical, Archaeological and Indigenous Environmental Survey of the Underwood Avenue Bushland Project Area, Shenton Park, prepared for the UWA by Consulting Anthropologists Macintyre Dobson and Associates Pty Ltd and Consulting Archaeologist Thomas O‟Reilly, June 2002, is fascinating work. This report details recollections by Nyungar people on h ow they and their ancestors related to Underwood Avenue Bushland. Nyungar people lived there in camps and used the bushland as a refuge right up until the 1950s.
By saving the bushland for Carnaby‟s Cockatoo, all the other creatures, plants, micro-invertebrates and fungi have a chance to survive into the future.
The Friends of the Western Swamp Tortoise (FoWST) group is an initiative of the Threatened Species Network, through WWF. After some groundwork by Greencorps, the group formed in July 2004 (and incorporated in 2005) to aid local, national and international awareness of the critically endangered status of Australia’s rarest reptile, the Western Swamp Tortoise, by providing information and educational resources.
Membership of the group is FREE - Click Here.
One of our primary purposes is to encourage the public to assist in Western Swamp Tortoise recovery activities that move us towards a sustainable population in Western Australia, and to complement the work of the Western Swamp Tortoise Recovery Team.
Some of our activities:
- Education, including addressing school and community groups, displays at events, generating media releases and speaking on radio and TV.
- Release of captive-bred tortoises.
- Fieldwork such as revegetation and seed collecting, installing aestivation tunnels, assisting with earthworks, etc.
- Sourcing grants for ongoing groundwork such as revegetation of release sites.
- Assisting in installation of permanent information displays such as those at Ginger’s Roadhouse, Upper Swan, at Bullsbrook and at Edgecombe Brothers Winery.
- Liaising with corporate entities that wish to support Western Swamp Tortoise recovery, either by donating money, land or other resources.
- Fundraising events such as the cocktail party and wine launch at Edgecombe Brothers Winery in September 2006.
- Publishing newsletter ‘Tortoise Tales’.
- Bi-monthly committee meetings and six-monthly Recovery Team meetings.
- The Chairperson’s address at the AGM has traditionally highlighted the events of the preceding year.
Friends of the Earth Southwest WA (FoESWA) defends the environment and champions a healthy and just world.
Based in the Bunbury region FoESWA is part of Friends of the Earth Australia and FoE International, FoESWA's programmes are local, Climate Change/ Sustainablity, Clean Food, Nuclear, Biodiversity, Youth with a Voice, Education and Events.
Friends of the Bluff exist to draw awareness to the destruction of the flora at Red Bluff near Carnarvon by goats .
By drawing awareness to how much damage these goats have already caused to The Bluff we may be able to evoke change in the land management practices that have allowed this to happen.
Star Swamp Bushland is a 96 hectare conservation reserve 15 km north of Perth, Western Australia. The Reserve is a declared Bush Forever site [no. 204] and comprising a 4 hectare seasonal freshwater lake with paperbark trees and 92 hectares of Banksia, Tuart, Jarrah and Marri woodlands, and areas of low heath.
The bushland provides a breeding site and sanctuary for both waterbirds and other bushland bird species and over 65 species of birds have been recorded. It is also an important habitat for many species of reptiles, insects, and spiders.
The main flowering period is between August and October, but there are some flowers to be found at any time of the year. Over a dozen species of orchids occur in the bushland and several hundred flora species have been listed.
Star Swamp Bushland is an A-Class reserve, vested in, and managed on behalf of the community, by the City of Stirling. The Reserve has been set aside for the purposes of conservation, passive recreation and education.
Star Swamp is a remnant of the once extensive chain of wetland lakes and swamps which filled low-lying areas between ancient sand dunes. From the mid 19th Century, the area comprising the Star Swamp Bushland Reserve was part of a dairy and cattle lease. Early in 1868, J H Okely of Wanneroo, applied for Tillage Lease 5063, a 100 acre block which included Star Swamp. The origins of the naming of the swamp are unclear.
The area was used as a camping area and watering place for drovers using the Coastal Stock Route and, during the Second World War, a squadron from the Australian Army 10th Light Horse Division was stationed nearby on coastal watch duties, using the swamp for watering the horses.
In the early 1900s, the area west of Star Swamp was sub-divided for housing development, gradually expanding to be a popular seaside holiday destination. More recently the area surrounding the Reserve has been absorbed by the rapid growth of Perth’s northern suburbs.
In the 1970s, local residents waged a strong campaign of community action to prevent the area from being developed for housing. This eight year campaign was supported by local politicians, academics and environmentalists and resulted in the gazettal, in 1985, of the Star Swamp Bushland as an A-Class Reserve.
The Reserve has many good walking trails and the 1.4 km sign-posted Star Swamp Heritage Trail highlights historic points of interest. The Henderson Environmental Centre opened in 2002, giving local groups, teachers and environmentalists a focal point for activities within the Reserve.
The Friends of Moore River Estuary Inc (FOMRE) is a group of people whose common link is opposition to a large scale development that threatens the quality of the Moore River and surrounding human and natural landscapes. FOMRE is not opposed to responsible and appropriate development, but believes that this should occur only on the north side of the river.
In January 1994 the Moore River Company applied to rezone 557 hectares of land on the south side of the estuary for "urban development". The Guilderton Community Association made strenuous efforts to prevent this development, on many fronts.
FOMRE was originally formed out of a decision by the Guilderton Community Association to do its utmost to protect the uniqueness of this area, and to promote responsible development. It was subsequently registered as a separate incorporated body specifically to focus on the protection of the Moore River Estuary natural landscapes and environment.
The Moore River empties into the Indian Ocean at Guilderton, a very small coastal town an hour's drive north from Perth. The townsite is built on the north bank of this pristine river system. Although the permanent population is small (approx 150), the Moore River area is enjoyed by tens of thousands of holiday makers every year.
The south bank of the Moore River is a key visual, ecological and environmental asset that provides an important wildlife corridor between Yanchep and Wilbinga Parks and Moore River. It has been used as rural land and lightly grazed by cattle since the 1960s, and much of the development site still contains pristine/excellent bushland.
The Plunkett-owned Moore River Company has plans to turn this area into more urban sprawl with a development consisting of around 2000 houses on the tongue of land between the river and sea on the south side of the Moore River. This suburb, for 5,000 people will be in a cul-de-sac, with no communication with Guilderton besides a river swim, a sandbar walk or a 20km drive. Despite current state government approvals, these plans remain impractical and unworkable.
The battle to Save Moore River is more than 21 years on.
The objects of the Friends of Moore River Estuary Incorporated (FOMRE) are as follows:
- to foster and promote an appreciation of the natural landscapes of Moore River estuary;
- to write, publish, or make submissions or join with any person in producing or publishing any material in support of appreciating or protecting the natural landscapes of Moore River estuary;
- to become affiliated with the or subscribe to any other association or bodies whose objects are similar to the objects of the association and, if thought it, to withdraw; and
- to do and perform all acts matters and things necessary to be done and performed so as to encourage the protection of the Moore River Estuary natural landscapes and environment.
In late 1995, earth moving equipment moved in to clear coastal shrublands on Korella street reserve. However, the Friends of Korella Bushland gained the support of the city of Joondalup for one oval to be constructed and the remaining three hectares of bushland to be conserved for passive recreation and wildlife.
Fences and paths were constructed to control access, so that the bushland would not become further degraded.
Signs were erected to recognize the group ‘Friends of Korella Park Bushland Regeneration Project’.
Since 1996 work in the bushland has included weed eradication,revegetation, seed collection and the removal of litter, rubbish and grass clippings.
Other activities include information displays, monitoring the bush regeneration, writing reports and submissions for funding.
Perth’s bushland is unique and special. Bushland is important for biodiversity (Endangered alike Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos often visit Korella Bushland) as well as our lifestyle and needs to be cared for. Introduced plants, weeds, animals and diseases, trampling fires and pollution degrade our bushland.
Who Can Help?
- Local Residents
- Community Groups
- Interested Individuals
- Corporate Groups
Ways to Help:
You can help conserve our natural heritage for future generations by joining in activities
- Collecting Rubbish
Other Ways include:
- Recording events eg. photography
- Putting up displays
- Letter box drops