Bushland Nature Reserves

Natural Areas

The City of Nedlands features a variety of natural areas and vegetation types from coastal shrublands and grasslands, to inland Jarrah - Banksia woodlands as well as riverine environments along the Swan River containing limestone cliff faces and outcrops. These natural areas provide important habitat and ecological linkages for native flora and fauna as well as offering passive recreation opportunities such as exercise, nature study, photography and bushwalking.
The City’s six main natural areas cover an area of approximately 55 hectares they include:

  • Shenton Bushland
  • Allen Park Bushland
  • Hollywood Reserve
  • Birdwood Parade Reserve
  • Point Resolution Reserve; and
  • Mount Claremont Oval Reserve

Due to urban influences and past disturbance factors such as inappropriate fire regimes, clearing, grazing and illegal dumping these remnant bushlands require ongoing management through environmental restoration programs.   The City of Nedlands is committed to the preservation of our unique and varied natural areas and we have Management Plans for all natural areas.  They can be viewed on the links below.

Natural Area Friends Groups

There are five natural area Friends Groups within the City who are members of the community dedicated to preserving and maintaining these natural areas in collaboration with the City.  They include:

  • The Friends of Shenton Bushland
  • The Friends of Allen Park
  • The Friends of Hollywood Reserve
  • The Friends of Point Resolution; and
  • The Swanbourne Coastal Alliance

The City in conjunction with natural area Friends Groups work together to manage the City’s natural areas for their long term protection, conservation and restoration.
For more information about the City's Friends Groups please refer to the below contact details:

Friends of Allen Park

Friends of Shenton Bushland

Friends of Hollywood Reserve

Swanbourne Coastal Alliance

If you visit one of the City's natural areas you can help to keep them in good condition and protect fauna by staying on pathways, not picking wildflowers, keeping dogs on leashes and disposing of their excrement properly.

 

Related Links:

Community Directory

Natural Area Management

Weed Spraying

Wildlife

Pest and Rodent Control

Department of Environment and Conservation

Department of Water

Department of Agriculture

Waste Education Flora Identification

WESROC Greening Plan 2002 

 

Documents 
Concerned about recent tree deaths?
Natural Areas Management Plan 2013 - 2018
Hollywood Reserve Management Plan 2013-2018
Birdwood Parade Management Plan 2013 - 2018
Point Resolution Management Plan 2013-2018
Mt Claremont Oval Reserve Management Plan 2013-2018
WESROC Greening Plan 2002

Documents

Concerned about recent tree deaths?

Natural Areas Management Plan 2013 - 2018

Hollywood Reserve Management Plan 2013-2018

Birdwood Parade Management Plan 2013 - 2018

Point Resolution Management Plan 2013-2018

Mt Claremont Oval Reserve Management Plan 2013-2018

WESROC Greening Plan 2002