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Have Your Say on Management Plan for Buckland Hill

The Town is excited to announce, and advertise for comment, a draft Conservation Management Plan for Buckland Hill, Mosman Park. 

Acting as a guiding document for future conservation and management of the site, the Conservation Management Plan aims to ensure that decisions are made with due regard to the heritage and environmental significance of the place and that its values are respected and enhanced by future activities. 

Buckland Hill is largely unique because of the nationally significant Leighton Battery coastal defence artillery post with associated infrastructure including tunnels and gun emplacements.

As well as being a heritage site of national, state and local significance it is also a Class A environmental reserve with the presence of a declared Threatened Ecological Community identified within the site’s expansive vegetation.

The Conservation Management Plan aims to capture the many moving parts of the site, as well as meet the management objectives of several state government stakeholders; all aiming to improve upon and continue to deliver a quality site for the enjoyment of the local and wider community.

The draft Plan can be downloaded as well as answers to Frequently Asked Questions.  These documents can also be viewed in hard copy at the Town’s Administration Centre during business hours 8.30am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

The Town is accepting comments until COB 2 August 2019.

Local Planning Policies - Have Your Say

To view the two draft policies, see below:

LPP04 - Laneways Policy

LPP17 - Design Review Panel

 

 

 

Brave Green Thumbs Weathered a Wild Wintry Planting Day at Mt Lyell Park

Community-minded and green-thumbed residents of Mosman Park gathered at Mount Lyell Park on a wild and wintry morning last Sunday for the Town’s major Community Planting Day.

Mount Lyell Park is a stunning spot, boasting spectacular views of the Swan River, and it provided a beautiful backdrop for the more than 40 volunteers who braved the conditions and got stuck in, planting approximately 750 new plants.

Winter is the ideal time to plant in new seedlings that will take full advantage of seasonal rains – this June saw some of the highest rainfalls in recent years, so the ground was prepared perfectly to accept the new seedlings.

The volunteers, coordinated by Sue Conlan of FOMPB and the Town’s Senior Environment Coordinator, worked well together to plant the new seedlings despite the wind and rain on the day. 

The objective of the planting was to bolster the wildlife corridor for our local fauna (including local birds, lizards and other species) by improving the connectivity between vegetation at Mosman Beach with the vegetation along our river foreshore reserves to the planting site at Mt Lyell Park and then down to Garungup Park. 

After two solid hours of digging and watering in the blustery conditions, the volunteers were rewarded with lunch and many took the opportunity to meet neighbours and fellow residents with a shared interest in gardening and the environment.

There are ongoing opportunities to assist in caring for our Town’s bush places.  To find out more about how you can volunteer with the Friends of Mosman Park Bushland, contact Coordinator Sue Conlan on 0419 942 483 or by email to mail@mosmanparkbushland.org

 

Have Your Say About Point Roe

The Town of Mosman Park has just completed a Conservation Management Plan for Point Roe.

The plan identifies the environmental and community value the sites and outlines the management of the area into the future.

The draft plan is available now electronically on the Town’s website at mosmanpark.wa.gov.au/have-your-say and can be viewed at the front counter of the Town’s Administration Centre on Memorial Drive. You can also view answers to Frequently Asked Questions about the process, and take part in an online survey.

The Town will be accepting comments until 4.30pm, Friday 2 August 2019.

Comments are preferred by email to admin@mosmanpark.wa.gov.au or can be hand delivered to our office.

 

 

Community Partnership Program - Funding Available

The Town of Mosman Park recognises the valuable contribution that individuals and not-for-profit organisations play in maintaining an active, vibrant and diverse community.

Funding is made available through the Community Partnership Program to improve the capacity and long term viability of those groups and to facilitate the development of new initiatives that will provide long term benefit to the Mosman Park Community.

Eligible applicants include individuals and not-for-profit organisation that are based in Mosman Park and /or provide a direct service to residents of the Town of Mosman Park.

Who can apply?
Eligible applicants include individuals and not-for-profit organisation that are based in Mosman Park and /or provide a direct service to residents of the Town of Mosman Park.

Funding
Individuals may apply for a maximum of $500, there is no maximum set for not-for-profit organisations

Closing date:
Applications close Friday 9 August 2019.

Guidelines and Application Form are available for download here

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