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Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may also be interested in the media section and like to subscribe to one of our newsletters.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link to web pages that have moved or no longer exist, or may refer to other documents that are no longer available.

Habitat restoration programs are effective at re-vegetating degraded land, yet most fail to restore vital ecosystem services such as insect-mediated pollination.

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The landscape design of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has been announced as the winner of the National Award for Excellence by the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects.

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On 11 June 2012, the Governor-General announced that Professor Stephen Hopper was awarded the high honour of Order of Australia, Companion in the General Division (AC).

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Preparations for this year's restoration activities in Kings Park and Bold Park are well underway.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been voted Perth's number one attraction.

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Kings Park celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 with the opening of the new eco-friendly Kings Park Education Centre.

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All visitors and members of the community are invited to contribute to a unique and special social history project.

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Cryopreservation is the ultra-low temperature storage applied for plant conservation by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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Two of Western Australia’s plant experts recently embarked on a 1600 km journey through the mid-west to retrace the footsteps of Sir Robert Austin’s famous expedition of 1854.

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The Authority seeks to advise the community on all planned upcoming closures and impacts on access caused by inclement weather conditions and fire danger.

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The Bold Park Management Plan 2011–2016 has been approved and endorsed by the Hon. Bill Marmion MLC, Minister for Environment; Water.

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The new Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park opened to Western Australian families 9.30 am on Saturday, 15 October 2011.

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