INVITE: Expanding nature & tree canopy across our suburbs – INFO SESSION 10/4/2024 (6pm ZOOM)

By Steve Gates

Dear NRPG members and interested,

A good opportunity to learn about and have your say on the WA Govt proposed Greening strategy.

Kind regards,
Steve Gates

President, NRPG Bushcarers

RSVP: To Register for ZOOM link

Please extend to others in your membership & networks….  (see also attached poster to share)

Greetings to the ‘community conservation network’ – including as a follow-up to those who could join us for DPLH briefing (27/3) as well as those who registered an interest, but weren’t able to make it.

cc UBC Committee

cc NatureLink Perth


As you may be aware, the State Government is developing an urban greening strategy to ‘help make Perth and Peel greener, cooler and more liveable into the future’.

This strategy is expected to be finalised by the end of 2024. It will be ‘developed based on the best available evidence and international best practices as well as acknowledging the work of local government and other existing urban greening initiatives’.

Special thanks to Nicholas Dufty, Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) for his briefing of some community conservation network members (27/3) – including responding to many questions around scope and primacy of the PPUGS as well as anticipated influence of the strategy on the impacts of residential, industry and infrastructure development across Perth and Peel on canopy and natural areas.
Recordings from this session are available on YouTube
via UBC’s ‘YOUR VOICE NEEDED’ webpage UBC Your voice needed


Whilst the Urban Bushland Council (UBC) is pleased to see the WA Government focussing on ‘Urban Greening’ we are most concerned about specific aspects of the current strategy, problematic omissions and recent government announcements.

UBC highlights that the environmental and wellbeing benefits of ‘tree canopy’ and ‘ecological linkages’ cannot be created & fostered:

  • in isolation of healthy, natural bushland/wetland patches being well managed for conservation
  • without contributions of canopy and habitat on private land (eg residential, commercial, industrial, government)
  • without achieving and sustaining a minimum 30% tree canopy coverage across metropolitan Perth by 2040.

To find out more about the benefits of nature and tree canopy for conservation, health, wellbeing and economics, please join UBC & fellow community conservation, advocacy & natural resource management organisations for an online information session:

  • Wednesday, 10th April 2024
  • 6 – 7:30pm
  • Via ZOOM
  • FORMAT: Presentations followed by Q&A.

RSVP: To Register for ZOOM link

NOTE:  Whilst an URBAN GREENING SURVEY has been developed by DPLH to receive community input by 7/6/24 (see attached extract), we are encouraging you to wait a while longer before you complete it and:

  • Join the above ‘Information session’ on ‘EXPANDING NATURE & TREE CANOPY ACROSS OUR SUBURBS’
    (Wed 10th April, 6-7pm) where we can hear from key organisations and have a discussion.
  • Have a look at the UBC Guides/dot points that we are developing to assist with survey/submissions (to be circulated 24th April)
  • Also have a look at guides and other relevant information from other organisations WA Tree Canopy Advocates (WATCA), 
    Wetlands Conservation Society (WCS), Wildflower Society of WA (WSWA), Birdlife WA (BWA) and NatureLink Perth

SPOTLIGHT on NatureLink Perth …

UBC encourages you to subscribe to the NatureLink Perth Newsletters of Dr Jane Chamber & Intern Team @ Murdoch University.

In the most recent edition (March 2024), there are fabulously relevant resources & articles relating to us better understanding both the ‘benefits’ and the ‘how tos’ of creating and nurturing ‘linkages’ across our suburbs.….. eg this extract:

We are thrilled to be able to help you create a native verge or residential garden this winter. Our NatureLink Perth intern Kayla Tribbeck has created  ‘Reimagining Naturestrips’ while Rachael Graham shows you all the tricks to  ‘Boosting Backyard Biodiversity’. These resources and more are on the NatureLink Perth Resources website. If these whet your appetite, you might also like to check out Rachel Petersons’s ‘Biodiverse cycleways and walk trails’ which has some elements you might like to think about for your garden also. And to help spread the word, we have created this flyer you can hand out at any native plant promotion events you may be having.

In addition, NatureLink Perth always provide highlights of ‘what’s on’. ….. and invite you to share your events.

To sign on:  Connect | NatureLink Perth

Warm regards

Colma + Christine + Jasmin

Colma Keating

UBC – Submissions Working Group

[email protected]

Christine Richardson

UBC – Chair

Jasmin Nivethitha
UBC Intern – UWA Masters Student ‘Landscape Architecture’
McCusker Centre for Citizenship

UBC Committee
08 94207207

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UBC’s e-mail and telephone are managed and responded to by our volunteers. We thank you for your interest and patience….


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