Environmental Plan

Consultation has concluded

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to conserving, enhancing and rehabilitating the Town's natural assets to ensure the long term protection of the environment for future generations. Environmental management is a key role of local government. Whilst the responsibility is shared with other spheres of government, the Town of Victoria Park implements programs, strategies and policies in partnership with stakeholders and the community, to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, energy, water efficiency and raising awareness of environmental issues within the Town.

In 2013, the Town developed it's Environmental Plan 2013-2018. This was in response to the Town's Plan for the Future 2011-2026 whereby it was identified the need to document the environmental management activities being undertaken by the Town, identify any gaps and guide future environmental management activities.

The Environmental Plan 2013 – 2018 has reached the end of its operational life and it is proposed that a new Environment Plan is developed.

The first phase of the Environmental Plan is to seek community feedback on what you would like to see considered in future management.

What is happening now?

Community consultation has closed for this project. Content received is currently under review by the project team.

How can I get involved or find out more information?

  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs
  • Ask a question and we will respond.

The Town of Victoria Park is committed to conserving, enhancing and rehabilitating the Town's natural assets to ensure the long term protection of the environment for future generations. Environmental management is a key role of local government. Whilst the responsibility is shared with other spheres of government, the Town of Victoria Park implements programs, strategies and policies in partnership with stakeholders and the community, to ensure the sustainable use of natural resources, biodiversity conservation, energy, water efficiency and raising awareness of environmental issues within the Town.

In 2013, the Town developed it's Environmental Plan 2013-2018. This was in response to the Town's Plan for the Future 2011-2026 whereby it was identified the need to document the environmental management activities being undertaken by the Town, identify any gaps and guide future environmental management activities.

The Environmental Plan 2013 – 2018 has reached the end of its operational life and it is proposed that a new Environment Plan is developed.

The first phase of the Environmental Plan is to seek community feedback on what you would like to see considered in future management.

What is happening now?

Community consultation has closed for this project. Content received is currently under review by the project team.

How can I get involved or find out more information?

  • Read the information in the document library and FAQs
  • Ask a question and we will respond.

What future environment management priorities would you like to see included in the Town's new Environmental Plan? 

ToVP provide residents with discounted/free mulch and or locally native plants for verge plantingEnd bulk waste pick upsImplement WSU into all planning policyProvide incentives for community micro gridsInstall PVs to all ToVp buildingsIncentavise green roofsEncourage collective care of communal spaces, including new trees, verges and parksEducate re: shared use of bins – reduces collective cost of waste collectionBike symbols on roads deemed to be part of bike network - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Transport and fuel burning reduction: promote cycling and walking; convert residential streets to car = 1 way, bikes = 2-wayReduce track access, replace with railDivestment from fossil fuelsCompulsory solar PV and solar hot water on all new buildsIncentives to retain trees on propertyThree bin waste system with organic binImprove active transport infrastructure – footpaths/cycle - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Restrictions on tree removal on private landDevelopment requirements – vegetation and climate-sensitive design for housesProtect Kensington BushlandAsbestos – rebates for removal from propertiesStrong consideration of impact of urban infill on canopy cover, increasing urban heat island effect, reducing private green space.20-30 years time = hotter and dryer. Heatwaves are a natural disaster that kill more people in Australia than any other natural hazard.- Farmers Market Consulation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Strong push for business to install solarRenewable energy – micro grids, solarReserved bushland and wetland (Kensington) where there is no accessibility by peopleKeep a form of community consultation e.g. CEWGWaste Management and Education- Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Incentive resident’s choice to retain existing trees - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Community food compost - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Native Verge Gardens - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Additional community gardens - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Sustainable Gardens - Farmers Market Consultation

hayleyboyd about 1 year ago

Tree canopy maintenance priority on council land and road verges and reservesDevelopment rules on residential green space requiring actual living green spacesStreetscape rules allowing greater biodiversity in planting within set-backs and on vergesPromotion of bike and pedestrian traffic over cars in the city centre and along Albany HighwayGreening of Albany Highway - it is an eyesore

adowley about 1 year ago

We would like to see plastic Tactiles phased out as they are costly and non recyclable, and see concrete #Stikcrete tactiles phased in. They are recyclable and refurbishable, WA made and available through a WALGA provider. #saynotoplastictgsi

Tactile Indicators Perth over 1 year ago

More native trees, over large green spaces partly turned into native gardens unless used for sport/playgrounds etc.River foreshore kept highly maintained as it is part of an overall asset and also good for Council.Use of natural resources including water efficiency, closely monitored.S.

S BARNES over 1 year ago

I would like to see more tall native trees to provide shade and shelter for humans and provide shelter and food for our native birds and small mammals. I don't want to see any more plain trees, palms, jacarandas or flame trees. They are completely unsuitable for our climate and don't provide any food for our native birds.I wish the council would focus on increasing the number of native birds except for ravens and short billed corellas

catrionaburns over 1 year ago

Would like to ensure that open areas are not over developed with play areas and seats etc so that we can't have wild flowers, grasses etc. No development of any green areas.

Joseph over 1 year ago

Greater ownership by the council for streetscape pride & ongoing weekly maintenance of ALL verges & streets.

Alan over 1 year ago

Water fountains/fill your water bottle stations in all significant public spaces. Recycling & Compost bins in public spaces. Forcing traders to go plastic free (supermarkets can offer cardboard boxes to clients which they typically throw away, like Swansea Markets do). All public events to be plastic free or low waste (including Optus Stadium). Encouraging & assisting all local schools to be Waterwise Schools (Water Corp) and Waste Wise Schools (Waste Authority WA). Replacing lawns and green space with native gardens. Utilising sumps for greenspace (bees? fruit orchards?).

kwray over 1 year ago

Concur with the calls for more greenery, more trees. Would like to see conservation of the Swan River feature more highly as the council as a fair amount of river frontage. Dare I suggest a combined effort from councils?

nickj69 over 1 year ago

I would like to see more grass (lawn) open spaces returned to natural vegetation.I would also like to see more (but not all) non indigenous trees repalced with mature indigenous trees and new plantings of same.More work on maitaing verges - removal of weeds and grass and replaced with mulch and low level ground cover.

ron@techwestsolutions.com.au over 1 year ago

Organic waste bin or other system for reducing landfill waste, focus on increasing the tree canopy and development of public open spaces that balance greening with function, encouraging 'green' development/ infill (solar energy, smart and energy efficient building design, preservation of existing trees where possible and otherwise increased requirements to include trees and garden spaces etc in new developments instead of heatbox, concrete developments, and creating pedestrian and cycling infrastructure that people want to use (solar lighting, shade, safe and connected paths etc)

katea over 1 year ago

The new Environmental Plan should be framed by the Town's official new Urban Forest Strategy (UFS) with an emphasis on tree canopy. The UFS, adopted by Council in September, outlines the following 6 Strategic Outcomes that affect the Environmental Plan:1. Plant & protect sufficient trees by 2020 to achieve the Council's 20% tree canopy target.2. Maximise community involvement and collaboration.3. Increase tree diversity, whilst favouring local endemic and WA species that also support wildlife.4. Maintain a high standard of vegetation health.5. Improve soil and water quality.6. Improve urban ecosystems.

Big V over 1 year ago