The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA or Authority) manages Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park in Perth, Western Australia. The Authority sits within the Western Australian State Government portfolio of the Minister for the Environment. The strategic direction of the Authority is largely dictated by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 and Regulations 1999.
Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority board members are appointed by the Minister for Environment. The Chief Executive Officer oversees staff in the three directorates of Business and Visitor Services, Science, and Horticulture and Conservation.
Policy and planning documents assist in the ongoing care and maintenance of designated lands: Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park. Public comment is sought on key documents, such as Park Management Plans.
The Botanic Gardens and Park Authority manage Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park under the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 and associated Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Regulations 1999.
The Authority is required to issue infringements for breaches to the Regulations and penalties may apply. Actions that may attract infringements include illegal parking; speeding; littering; damage to plants or wildlife; or, dogs off leads.
The Botanic Garden and Parks Authority receives its funding primarily from the State Government of Western Australia. Significant revenue is also generated through various events, activities, leases and licenses in place.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority publishes a range of information including books, brochures, scientific papers, strategic policy documents and annual reports.