Yorkas Nyinning Building

Western Australian Botanic Garden, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia

Yorkas Nyinning buildingThe Yorkas Nyinning building is located within the Western Australian Botanic Garden, near the corner of Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive in Kings Park. Built in the early 1970's, and designed by Alex Doepel, the pavilion building is most often used for the delivery of environmental education programs for school children.

In 1979, the Sesquicentenary Women's Committee had a commemorative limestone wall built behind an apron stage on the site. The wall, with a bas-relief by sculptor Athanasios Kalamaras, commemorates the contribution of women to the development of Western Australia from infancy to maturity. First known as Minmarra Gun Gun, the name was changed to Yorkas Nyinning following a request by the local Nyoongar community. It translates to 'place where the spirits of women rest'.

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BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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