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A recycling program that has reduced Kings Park’s green waste to zero has been announced as the winner of a 2012 Infinity Award, acknowledging the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority as a leader in innovation and waste reduction.

A winner in each of five categories was recently announced by the Hon Bill Marmion, MLA, Minister for Environment; Water, and Marcus Geisler, Chairman of the Waste Authority. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority won the esteemed Government Award for a new recycling program that has improved green waste efficiency and delivered a positive environmental benefit to Kings Park.

For the first time, all green waste produced in the 400 hectare Kings Park is being composted on site and recycled as mulch for use in garden areas. This has completely eliminated the need for off-site disposal of green waste.

Up to 2000 cubic metres of bulk green waste is produced annually from tree and shrub removal, pruning, weed removal and lawn mowing throughout the park. The green waste is stock-piled and hammer-milled to produce a coarse mulch that is composted in a newly created facility.

The final product meets the relevant Australian Standard for composted mulch, allowing it to be used throughout the park. Benefits include weed suppression, soil moisture retention, water conservation and improved plant growth.

A key component of the program was a scientifically based field trial to compost the material according to Australian Standard AS: 4454-2003 and test the efficiency of the process in eliminating two target pathogens harmful to plant growth. This was critical to ensure the ongoing protection of the significant plant collections in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

The trial proved that the methodology was successful. As a result, full scale green waste composting and recycling is now performed onsite. To date, over 1,500 cubic metres of mulch has been produced under the program.

The expertise and passion of the staff involved in developing and implementing this program have been key factors in its success.

Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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Family-friendly fun in 2019

Zippy's Kings Park Adventures is now open for 2019 bookings, so don’t miss this popular new program for little nature lovers aged three to five years!

Aboriginal tourism plans

Expressions of interest for local businesses to run new Aboriginal tourism and cultural experiences in Kings Park have now closed.

Become a Friend

Plant sales, movie nights, discounts and more – now is a great time to join the Friends of Kings Park and make a difference to the WA environment and our most beautiful park.

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