Have you heard about Nature City? 

Nature City includes a 2 day seminar and 1 day field trip to showcase the latest research and best practice case studies from across WA’s urban areas. Nature City aims to bring people together to facilitate new science-practice partnerships and inter-disciplinary collaboration.  There will be a number of invited speakers as well as a call for abstracts for those who wish to present.

How do NatureLink Perth and Nature City link?

Nature City is perfectly timed exactly one week before the NatureLink Perth symposium and workshop. The NatureLink Perth symposium is a one day event that will be an exciting integration of all we have learnt since our launch on 1st February – tackling the question: What needs to be done to get a sustainable network of natural assets across Perth?  

The following day workshop is by invitation only – a much smaller event where all our hard work at the symposium will be considered by a team that best reflects the cross-section of our stakeholders. Don’t worry, all that work will be available after the workshop on our website for your consideration and review. 

We realise our one day symposium will be an intense information event, so we encourage you to take some time to learn more about this topic and attend Nature City as well. NatureLink Perth will be presenting at Nature City to stimulate your ideas. Learn all about the latest research and best practice in this area, see it happening, network and discuss your ideas over three days…then mull it over for a week and bring all those ideas and energy to NatureLink Perth. We need your input.

Nature City 26-28 JUNE 2019
NatureLink Perth 4-5 JULY 2019



Upcoming events are provided here. Do you have an event coming up? Let us know.

So much happening at the moment! See past newsletters for details of previous events advertised but happening this week: 6 April: Local and Lovely:Native gardening workshop, 7 April: Family Nature Day, 9 April: Birdlife Australia: Act for Birds

Fire Ecology Talk

Brought to you by Friends of Kings Park
DATE: Thursday 11 April | 5:30pm–8pm
Green Room, Education Building, Kings Park
COST:  Free
Join our guest Russell Miller for a FREE talk on Fire Ecology.”Seedling recruitment success linked to season of fire in a Mediterranean-climate woodland”
Russell Miller is undertaking his Fire Ecology Research at Kings Pak as part of a PhD at Murdoch University.
Reservations at Trybooking essential


Rehabilitating Roe 8 Community Day

NatureLink Perth will be there! 
Hosted by City of Cockburn
DATE: Sunday 14 April | 10am–12pm
VENUE: North Lake Reserve  Hope Rd Bibra Lake
COST: Free
Free event – Registration required, get tickets Here
Do you want to know what’s been happening in this
amazing space? Join the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Advisory Committee,
community groups and locals to celebrate the rehabilitation efforts within the Roe 8 corridor.

Climate Changers

Hosted by Native Arc Wildlife and Education Program (for 12-15 yrs) 
DATE: Monday 15 April | 10am–12pm
VENUE: Native Arc, 172 Hope Rd Bibra Lake
COST: $5 
Registrations essential. Places are limited: click Here
Our unique wildlife and our natural places face a perilous future if we don’t take action on climate change. Meet some amazing wildlife that have been affected by climate change and learn what you can do to help conserve WA’s unique wildlife and change our future.

In the News:

celebration of our local biodiversity: 
The firewood banksia is bursting with beauty
The Conversation Rachel Standish and Lauren Svejcar   28 March 2019

Banksia menziesii, better known as the Firewood Banksia, is native to Western Australia and together with Banksia attenuata, is a dominant component in a number of vegetation complexes within the Swan Coastal Plain. Its extravagant flowers remind us of the beauty and wonder which can be found in urban bush lands around Perth. 

And hope that our biodiversity can adapt to threats: 
Swamphens have learnt how to make a meal of cane toad
Australian Geographic   4 April 2019
Don’t underestimate a swamp hen….

Hi Everyone,
Thanks for your interest in NatureLink Perth.  Actions you can take are highlighted by a 

This week we met with:

Tom Hatton and staff from the EPA who provided some excellent insights into priorities for improving biodiversity conservation and key stakeholders to contact.  

And on Wednesday we met with Amy Krupa and the team from South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) who provided a font of perspectives, barriers and opportunities to sustaining our biodiversity into the future. An interesting point raised was the difference in the way younger and older people in the community contributed to natural area management and restoration.  Youth being more interested in events they could attend, particularly where they could learn new skills, while older people might belong to a Friends of Group and engage in more consistent effort, often in a specific area. This is a valuable concept for Friends of Groups looking to engage younger people. We also discussed the distribution of Friends of groups across Perth and the level of support for them – a pretty important consideration considering the invaluable work these groups contribute to biodiversity conservation.

And tonight we are meeting a number of Friends of groups and agencies involved in biodiversity conservation in the north of Perth looking at the benefits of collaboration between groups to have a greater influence. We are excited to be undertaking our first foray north and will let you know all about it next week….

For now, please email us any information you have, people you think we should contact or events/activities that are happening – so we can share with everyone through NatureLink Perth and make all of us more effective agents of change. 


Jane and the NatureLink Perth team