The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority was the recipient of the Public Sector Commision specialist award for Good Governance at the WS Lonne Awards held in March, 2012.
This Annual Report highlights the important work of the Authority’s dedicated staff and volunteers. The report details achievements over the 2010/11 year and outlines the Authority’s objectives for 2011/12.
One of the many highlights for 2010/11 was the completion of the stunning Place of Reflection in the Botanic Garden, officially opened by the Premier of Western Australia, the Hon Colin Barnett in April 2011. Significant work was undertaken on the Rio Tinto Naturescape facility for environmental discovery and learning, which officially opened in October 2011.
The announcement by State Government in early 2011, that the CHOGM Leaders’ Retreat will be held in King Park in October 2011 has seen the significant development of a new State Reception Centre constructed on the upper level of Fraser’s Restaurant.
Other significant achievements of the year included the success of the Kings Park Education service, with an increase in Education bookings by 30% from the 2009/10 year; another successful Kings Park Festival in 2010 with new partners, Santos; an increase in the number of volunteers providing their skills and time in Kings Park and Bold Park; and outstanding ongoing work in scientific research, horticultural management and displays and bushland restoration work in both Bold Park and Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
The report can be downloaded in full or by sections, along with previous annual reports.