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Western Australia has returned a glowing report card to Kings Park via a community survey conducted early in 2020, with clear expectations for the park’s role in conserving the State’s flora and supporting the health of the community in its future management.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Kings Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2021-2025 that will guide park management over the next five years.

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Kings Park visitors are asked to reduce and recycle their waste following the introduction of public recycling bins in March 2020.

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Thank you for your entries, please note this competition is now closed.

Did you enter our fabulous Flowers in Focus competition last year? Well it's back, bigger than ever in 2020 and we’re excited to see your magical Western Australian wildflower photos!

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A memorial to honour Australian servicemen and women who fought in the Korean War has been given in-principle by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Board of Management.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority recognises and honours the long history and deep spiritual connection of the Wadjuk Nyoongar people to Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park).

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is lucky to have the support of over 850 passionate volunteers.

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Researchers from Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria have made a major conservation breakthrough by growing one of Australia’s most beautiful and endangered native orchids, the Queen of Sheba (Theylmitra variegata). 

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A new restoration project will see more than 250 iconic Western Australian trees planted on West Perth’s doorstop on the perimeter of Kings Park.

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Four new grevilleas developed in Kings Park and Botanic Garden will hit garden centres in WA for the first time this February, thanks to the park’s successful plant development program.

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From tiny bacteria to mighty eucalypts, Western Australian biodiversity has been under the microscope this summer thanks to six summer scholarships supported by the Friends of Kings Park.

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A new pedestrian bridge linking the Perth Children’s Hospital and Kings Park was officially announced by the Hon. Mark McGowan MLA, Premier of Western Australia today.

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COVID-19

The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

Connect to protect your bike

Did you know more than 9,000 bicycles are reported stolen in Western Australia each year?

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WA has its say about Kings Park

Western Australia has returned a glowing report card to Kings Park via a community survey conducted early in 2020, with clear expectations for the park’s role in conserving the State’s flora and supporting the health of the community in its future management.

Invitation to comment

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Kings Park and Botanic Garden Management Plan 2021-2025 that will guide park management over the next five years.

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