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Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

A major grant was announced on 7 September 2016 that will see the construction of a purpose-built volunteer hub in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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The Fraser Avenue lawns in Kings Park have received a majestic new addition, after a large tree was transplanted there by crane from the Western Australian Botanic Garden on 19 August 2016.

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Dedicated Kings Park volunteer and member of the Highgate RSL Norman Manners has been recognised for his commitment to honouring Australian war veterans with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Months of collecting data in the field at dawn have paid off for Research Scientist Dr Alison Ritchie, who has won a prestigious award for her studies into conserving Banksia woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain.

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The new Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the culmination of more than five years' collaborative research into seeds to improve land rehabilitation in the region.

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We celebrate Kings Park and Bold Park as significant places for all people - from the Wadjuk Nyoongar people as traditional custodians to the multicultural community of the present day.

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Kings Park's beloved floral clock has been given a timely makeover, with the painstaking restoration of its original clock hands and landscaping revival.

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The Kings Park Guides have been named 2016 WA Community Volunteer Organisation of the Year in recognition for their outstanding contribution to the community.

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A significant tree in Bold Park has been saved and given a new lease on life, thanks to an expert team from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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Media interest sparked by a recent fox sighting near the State War Memorial in Kings Park has resulted in public discussion about the prevalence and impact of foxes across the metropolitan area.

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Kings Park Honorary Research Fellow Neville Marchant has been recognised for his dedication to Western Australian flora with a prestigious Order of Australia.

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One of the most common questions visitors to Kings Park ask recently is ‘how is the big Boab tree?'

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Forrest Drive closure

A section of Forrest Drive will be closed between Wednesday 30 October and Thursday 31 October 2019, due to scheduled tree works.

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Calling all budding plant scientists

Applications are now open for the 2019/2020 Kings Park Summer Scholarships.

2018-19 annual report now available

Excellent results in research, conservation and visitor experiences have been recorded in the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2018-19 annual report, which is now available online.

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