Swanbourne Oval Greenway Project - Stage 2

The City of Nedlands in conjunction with the Friends of Allen Park and the Swanbourne Coastal Alliance received $16,433 (ex GST) from the Western Australian Planning Commission through the Coastwest Grants Program 2020/21 to undertake the project “Swanbourne Oval Greenway Development – Stage 2”.

This project will complete the greenway development works surrounding Swanbourne Oval and it is being undertaken in accordance with the Allen Park Masterplan and Swanbourne Oval refurbishment works. Stage 2 of the project will convert the southern part of Swanbourne Oval to coastal bushland (approximately 0.2 ha) as well as undertake ongoing restoration of adjacent coastal areas within Allen Park. It will involve site preparation in April/May, followed by installation of certified mulch in May and revegetation with 4500 low growing locally occurring native shrubs and ground covers in June and July.

Once stage 2 is complete approximately 0.45 of a hectare of reticulated turf will have been converted to coastal shrubland. This greenway project assists the City to protect biodiversity, improve habitats and connectivity for local fauna as well as increasing the City’s capacity to absorb greenhouse gas emissions.

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Objectives

  • Increase the integrity of the coastal corridor by developing and enhancing ecological linkages to adjacent coastal areas north and south in Cottesloe and Cambridge;
  • Enhance the existing greenway corridor at Allen Park by increasing the area of bushland in the Reserve;
  • Removal of invasive weeds;
  • Revegetation with local provenance native seedlings;
  • Maintenance of public access such as beach fencing;
  • Improvement of bushland condition;
  • Reducing erosion;
  • Increasing habitat of fauna such as the resident White-winged and Chestnut Fairy-wrens
  • Strengthening two regional greenways - the coastal greenway and the Bold Park to Kings Park Greenway
  • Protection of environmental values and biodiversity within the coastal zone;
  • Increasing the atheistic quality of the area; and
  • Building capacity by involving the community.

Timeline

ACTIVITY

TIMEFRAME

Site Preparation

April – May 2021

Mulching

May 2021

Planting

June/July 2021

Weed Control

Ongoing

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