From Saturday 5 December, certain WA businesses and venues must maintain a contact register of patrons, staff, visitors and contractors for COVID-19 contact tracing.It will be a requirement of entry into most Town facilities that a person must either scan the QR code with their smartphones using the new SafeWA app, or complete a paper-based register form.
Across both public and private land, pressures on the Town’s urban forest are increasingly apparent.
The rate of urban deforestation across Perth has been rapid and the loss of urban tree canopy is having both a direct and indirect impact upon the quality of health and amenity enjoyed by residents.
In 2016, the Town of Victoria Park had a canopy cover of 10% of land area - one of the lowest in Perth and significantly less than is required for a healthy urban environment.
Community concerns about this trend resulted in the development of the Town’s first Urban Forest Strategy (UFS).
The UFS is a community-initiated and driven process - endorsed by Council in September 2018 - which identified the need to expand and better manage trees within the Town - both on public and private land.
Together with a Working Group, the Strategy was then translated into an Implementation Action Plan (IAP) 2019 - 2024 - setting out how the Town and the community will work together and implement actions to deliver a target of increasing the Town’s tree canopy cover from 10% to 20%.
The Council has allocated $1 million from the 2019/20 Annual Budget to implement the Urban Forest program.
Read the Urban Forest Strategy online or download a copy.
The IAP sets out actions and tasks that the Town and community can work on together to achieve the UFS’ strategic outcomes.Read the IAP online or download a copy.
For all of us to enjoy the positive benefits of an urban forest, we need to work together. There are many ways to get involved, with different levels of commitment to suit.
Find out about the many inspirational urban forest stories or projects that are happening or have been implemented to make our Town a healthier and happier place to live in.
Gardening Australia's Josh Byrne explores how an Urban Forest Strategy developed by community volunteers is successfully bringing nature into the Town of Victoria Park.
We appreciate the support and dedication of our Implementation Working Group as they provide guidance in the implementation of our community led Urban Forest program.
Find out how our urban forest officers are helping to deliver our urban forest goals safely and innovatively.
Trees contribute to a healthier and happier community and a stronger, more sustainable natural environment for everyone to enjoy today and into the future. Find out the many benefits of trees for our Town and the challenges we have to overcome for a healthy urban forest.
View the annual planting season reports associated with the Town’s urban forest program activities. Coming soon: a live tracker of projected canopy cover around Town.
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