Periodically, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority releases documents for public review and comment in accordance with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998.

Comments by all members of the public are appreciated. Notifications of public submission periods will be placed on this website, in the Government Gazette and in a newspaper with Western Australian state-wide distribution.

Draft Bold Park Management Plan

The Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2016 - 2021 is currently open for public review and comment until 5.00 pm Friday, 18 March 2016.


Bold Park is an A-Class reserve of coastal bushland covering 437 hectares. It is highly regarded for its outstanding conservation, landscape and recreation values. It is one of the largest bushland remnants in the metropolitan area, providing an important refuge for its rich diversity of flora, fauna and fungi, and a taste of the wilderness for visitors seeking an escape from the city to explore its many walking trails and spectacular views.

The principal management objective for Bold Park is:

'To ensure that native biological diversity of Bold Park bushland is conserved and enhanced, that public risk is well managed, and that passive recreation, education and scientific activities consistent with conservation are facilitated.'

Plan summary

The draft plan has been prepared with input from key community stakeholders through workshops and a survey. Major initiatives include:

  • Development of a long term vision and a 100 year framework plan for the Bold Park bushland, including measurable biodiversity targets.
  • Ongoing ecological restoration of disturbed bushland in priority sites to aid recovery and conserve native biodiversity.
  • Continued support and encouragement for community volunteer involvement in Bold Park.
  • Progression of a fire ecology research program to assess the best methods of bushfire risk management and conservation of natural environments on the Swan Coastal Plain.
  • Revision of the entry at the former Turf Farm off Rochdale Road for improved fire access and visitor safety.
  • New pedestrian access from Stephenson Avenue through conversion of sections of the Bridle Trail to walking tracks and closure of the Bridle Trail due to low demand by horse riders.

Get a copy

Download the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2016 - 2021 and submission form below:

pdfDraft Bold Park Management Plan 2016 - 2021 1.46 MB
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Viewing copies of the draft plan and copies of the submission form are available at the following locations:

  • Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Administration, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park and Botanic Garden
  • Visitor Information Centre, Fraser Avenue, Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Alternatively, you may obtain a hard copy of the draft plan and submission form on request by contacting Kings Park Administration or phoning (+61 8) 9480 3600.

Write a submission

Writing a submission gives you the opportunity to express your opinion, provide information and suggest alternatives on how the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is proposing to manage Bold Park for the next five years.

Make a submission on the draft plan by either:

  • Obtaining and completing a submission form then either post, fax, hand deliver or submit electronically.
  • Writing a letter or email and either post, fax, hand deliver or submit electronically.
  • Submitting an online form to the Planning Officer.

Please note: submissions must be clearly legible and cannot be accepted verbally, including by telephone. To ensure validation of your submission, your full name and contact details must be provided.

If a submission is marked ‘confidential' the author will remain anonymous, otherwise, your contribution will be acknowledged in the Audit of Public Submissions by Initial, Surname and Suburb, e.g. J Bloggs, Subiaco. Personal details will not be forwarded to any third party or used for any other purpose. For further details please read the Privacy Statement.

Where to submit

Submissions should be sent to:

Planning Officer
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority
Kings Park and Botanic Garden
Fraser Avenue

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Fax: (+61 8) 9322 5064


The closing date for submission is 5.00 pm Friday, 18 March 2016.

Submission tips

To ensure your submission is as effective as possible:

  • Provide clearly readable name and contact details;
  • Make your submission concise and clear;
  • List your points according to the subject sections (and page numbers) in the plan;
  • Describe briefly each subject or issue you wish to discuss;
  • Say whether you agree or disagree with any of the content within each subject or issue; clearly state your reasons (particularly if you disagree) and give sources of information where possible;
  • Suggest alternatives to deal with any issue with which you may disagree.

It is important to indicate those proposals you agree with, as well as those with which you disagree.

Submission review

All submissions will be summarised according to the topics discussed in an audit of submissions. The draft management plan will then be reviewed in light of the submissions, according to established criteria. An analysis of the submissions will be published, including an indication of how the final Management Plan was or was not amended in response to the submissions.

Submissions criteria

Changes may be made to the draft management plan if the comment:

(a) provides additional resource information of direct relevance to management;

(b) provides additional information on affected user groups of direct relevance to management;

(c) indicates a change in (or clarifies) Government legislation, management commitment or management policy;

(d) proposes strategies that would better achieve management goals and objectives; or

(e) indicates omissions, inaccuracies or a lack of clarity.

Changes may not be made to the draft management plan if the comment:

(a) clearly supports the draft proposals;

(b) offers a neutral statement, or no change is sought;

(c) addresses issues beyond the scope of the plan;

(d) makes points which are already in the plan, had been considered during plan preparation or are covered by existing policies;

(e) is one among several widely divergent viewpoints received on the topic and the recommendation in the draft is still considered the best option;

(f) contributes options which are not feasible (generally due to some aspect of existing legislation, Government or Authority policy); or

(g) is an opinion unsubstantiated by available evidence.