Periodically, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority opens 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 opening periods will be placed on this website, in the Government Gazette and in a newspaper with Western Australian state-wide distribution.

Draft Management Plan

The Kings Park and Botanic Garden Draft Management Plan 2014-2019 is currently open for public review and comment until 5.00 pm Friday, 16 May 2014.


Kings Park and Botanic Garden is widely loved by Western Australians, interstate and international visitors, and enjoys strong community support. It provides over 400 hectares of precious green space for recreation, cultural activities and connecting with nature in the heart of Perth. It welcomes nearly six million people every year, making it the most visited destination in Western Australia. It is also a living museum of Western Australian plant collections and an important eco-sanctuary for native plants and wildlife.

Plan summary

The draft plan provides an overview of strategic direction for Kings Park, summarises achievements in the past five years and outlines the priorities for the next five years according to management precincts. Management precincts include: the Western Australian Botanic Garden, incorporating Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park; Parkland; and Bushland. A Park-wide section is also included.

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

  • a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden in 2015;
  • enhanced visitor facilities at Lotterywest Family Area, Hale Oval and Synergy Parkland;
  • stage two development of Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park;
  • a new pedestrian bridge to link the new Perth Children’s Hospital with Kings Park, in collaboration with the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation;
  • ecological restoration activities to conserve and enhance the bushland’s native biodiversity;
  • refurbishment of paths and new entry statements at key locations; and
  • new park-wide facilities to enhance volunteer engagement and participation in programs.

Get a copy

Download the Kings Park and Botanic Garden Draft Management Plan 2014-2019 and submission form below:

pdfKings Park and Botanic Garden Draft Management Plan 2014-20191.78 MB

pdfSubmission form to the Draft Management Plan602.77 KB (Updating to the latest version of Adobe is recommended).

Viewing copies of the draft plan and copies of the submission form are available at the following locations:

  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden Administration, Fraser Avenue, West Perth
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden Visitor Information Centre, Fraser Avenue, West Perth
  • Western Australian Ecology Centre, Bold Park, Perry Lakes Drive, Floreat.

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 3609.

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 Kings Park and Botanic Garden 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) 9480 3601


The closing date for submission is 5.00 pm, Friday 16 May 2014.

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 submission:

(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 submission:

(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.