Hyde Park Reference Group

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) has confirmed that trees infested with Polyphagous shot-hole borer (PSHB) will need to be removed from Hyde Park.

Volunteers with relevant interest or expertise will represent our community on a new Hyde Park Reference Group. The group will help to guide the restoration of our tree canopy.

Nominations for the Hyde Park Reference Group closed on Wednesday 6 March 2024.

About the Polyphagous shot-hole borer

PSHB is a serious issue across the Perth metropolitan area. It attacks by tunnelling into trunks and branches and can spread quickly to other trees once established.

There is no treatment for PSHB. Once infested, trees can become unsafe and die in as little as two years.

To read more about the borer and how it could impact Western Australia's tree canopy, visit the DPIRD website

About the reference group

The objective of the Hyde Park Reference Group is to provide a forum to engage with stakeholders and community members with an interest or expertise in Hyde Park to inform and obtain input and guidance into the City of Vincent’s restoration of tree canopy and associated plantings post PSHB treatment works.

The reference group will include up to nine (9) volunteers from any one or more of the following backgrounds/categories:

  • Professional expertise in landscape architecture – minimum one (1) member
  • Professional expertise in Arboriculture - minimum one (1) member
  • Professional expertise in Biodiversity/Habitat Management – one (1) member
  • Understanding and knowledge of the Aboriginal Heritage of the site – one (1) member
  • Understanding and knowledge of the state heritage of the site – minimum one (1) member
  • Community members that are regular users with a strong interest or connection to Hyde Park - up to two (2) members

Vincent’s Executive Director Infrastructure and Environment, Manager Parks and relevant Officers will also form part of the group.

The group will meet monthly, with the possibility of additional meetings as required, for a period of six (6) months from March to August 2024.

Nominations closed on Wednesday 6 March 2024 at 5pm.

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