Hollywood Primary Planting Day at Hollywood Reserve

On a chilly but clear winter’s day on Tuesday 2 July 2019, 268 Hollywood Primary School students from Pre-Primary to Year 6 joined the Friends of Hollywood Reserve to plant native seedlings in the local bushland.

Six groups of students visited Hollywood Reserve from 9am until midday, working diligently to plant native shrubs and trees, including watering and staking.

Emerging artists on display at Tresillian Arts Centre

This year, Tresillian Arts Centre will play host to the Emerge: Youth Art Awards Exhibition for the very first time.

Co-ordinated by the City of Nedlands and the Nedlands Youth Advisory Council, Emerge is an annual arts competition and exhibition showcasing the original work of talented young artists aged 12-25, from print and photography to painting, drawing and sculpture.

The exhibition is free to the public and will be held at Tresillian Arts Centre, 21 Tyrell Street Nedlands, from 2pm-6pm on Saturday 27 July.

Dogs on leads

The City of Nedlands’ Rangers are noticing an increase in dogs being walked off lead on footpaths around the City.

In response to community concerns and an increasing number of incidents, Rangers will be increasing their patrols where failure to abide by the Dog Act 1976 requirements could result in a $200 infringement notice being issued.

The City provides numerous dog exercise areas where dogs are permitted to be off lead. More information about dog exercise areas are available on the City’s website or by contacting Ranger Services on 9273 3500.

Possum Deaths

There have been reports of several brushtail possum deaths across Nedlands in the last 18 months. City of Nedlands officers have confirmed that one recent possum death was attributed to high doses of rodenticide which is commonly used as mice and rat bait. Homeowners may hear noise in their roof space and mistakenly identify possums as rats, and then progress to commence a baiting program.

Bushland Weed Control

The City of Nedlands advises that between July – October 2019 bushland areas will be sprayed for the control of invasive environmental weeds. Due to the unpredictable nature of weather conditions, exact dates for spraying cannot be confirmed.

Appropriate signage as required by the Health (Pesticides) Regulations 2011 will be clearly displayed during application and the application will be undertaken by licensed contractors under supervision from City staff. 

Street Tree Pruning

The City of Nedlands will be commencing the pruning of street trees to maintain statutory clearances under powerlines throughout the City until completion in November. If you become aware of the tree pruners in your street can you please assist where possible by providing access to the nature strip for the contractors to conduct their work. Should you have any enquiries please contact the City on 9273 3500.

Rose Pruning Demonstration

On Tuesday 2 July 2019, The Rose Society of WA will be providing a public rose pruning demonstration at the Peace Memorial Rose Garden in Nedlands. Between 10am-12pm, a group of the Society’s experienced pruners will be on hand to demonstrate pruning techniques, respond to questions and provide advice. For more information, please contact Daniel Lewis (Parks Coordinator – Landscapes) on 9273 3500.

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