The Bold Park Management Plan 2011–2016 has been approved and endorsed by the Hon. Bill Marmion MLC, Minister for Environment; Water.
The Management Plan has been prepared with significant consultation from key stakeholders, including allied government and private organisations and the general community. In addition to a series of internal and external workshops, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority sought public comment on the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2011-2016 between 8 March and 9 May 2011.
Overall, the draft management plan received positive responses from the majority of submitters. In particular, the plan was noted as being comprehensive while being clear and succinct; presenting information in a structure that is easily understood. The Authority was commended on conservation and restoration works at Bold Park and ongoing consultation with the Aboriginal community.
The plan builds on previous documents and achievements to identify priorities for Bold Park for the 2011-2016 period including:
Implementation of specific plans to manage identified vulnerable flora and development of a plan for fauna management.
Ongoing ecological restoration of priority sites including restoration research and weed control and a wetland restoration plan for the Camel Lake area.
Implementation of risk management strategies to further improve public safety and protect biodiversity and other assets, including tree, track and fire management programs.
Completion of carpark upgrades, and improved visitor access from the West Coast Highway underpass.
Provision of active support and encouragement of community volunteer involvement in activities in Bold Park and liaison and information exchange with surrounding land managers.
Further development of interpretation and community education materials to promote awareness and appreciation of Bold Park.
Implementation of the Authority’s Reconciliation Action Plan to conserve, enhance and promote the Aboriginal cultural heritage of Bold Park.
You can download a copy of the new Bold Park Management Plan below:
Audit of Public Submissions to the Draft Plan
Thank you to all those who made a formal submission. The Audit of Public Submissions can be downloaded below and provides an overview of the process used to ensure appropriate public consultation during the development of the Bold Park Management Plan 2011-2016. It clarifies the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s position on matters that were raised and ensures transparency of comments made from members of the public through the consultation process.