Kensington Bushland Management Plan

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The Kensington Bushland Management Plan provides a framework for the environmental management of Kensington Bushland for the next five years.

Kensington Bushland is nine hectares of remnant bushland in the Town of Victoria Park. The reserve is the best preserved remnant urban bushland between the Swan and Canning Rivers, and is recognised by the State Government as a Bush Forever site.

The Town of Victoria Park, in partnership with EcoLogical Australia, has developed a new draft management plan for the site. This is a review of the outdated 2005 version.

The purpose of the management plan is to provide guidance

The Kensington Bushland Management Plan provides a framework for the environmental management of Kensington Bushland for the next five years.

Kensington Bushland is nine hectares of remnant bushland in the Town of Victoria Park. The reserve is the best preserved remnant urban bushland between the Swan and Canning Rivers, and is recognised by the State Government as a Bush Forever site.

The Town of Victoria Park, in partnership with EcoLogical Australia, has developed a new draft management plan for the site. This is a review of the outdated 2005 version.

The purpose of the management plan is to provide guidance to the Town on how to best protect and enhance Kensington Bushland. This is with a view to developing management objectives that are aimed at achieving the best possible environmental outcomes, while being cognisant of the surrounding land use.

Special consideration is made for the Jirdarup Bushland Precinct, strategic revegetation, wildlife corridors and the creation of buffers to protect the bushland where possible, as well as on fire management, particularly in light of the severe fire that went through the area in 2016.

In 2017, we engaged managers of the site, stakeholders and community groups such as the Friends of Kensington Bushland, Victoria Park Urban Tree Network and Harold Rossiter Community Action Group, to help inform the draft management plan.

What's happening now?

The Kensington Bushland Management Plan was endorsed by council at it’s Ordinary Council Meeting in June 2018. Thank you to everyone that was involved.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We invite you to review and provide comment on the draft Kensington Bushland Management Plan.

    The information you provide will be kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

    Closing date for submissions is the 19 February 2018.


    We invite you to review and provide comment on the draft Kensington Bushland Management Plan.

    The information you provide will be kept in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988.

    Closing date for submissions is the 19 February 2018.


    Consultation has concluded