Greening Vincent

It is the City's aim to re-establish, conserve and enhance biodiversity.

Our commitment to preserving and enhancing these natural areas recognises not only the ecological benefits of protecting our natural assets, but also the social and recreational benefits as well. A Wetlands Interpretative Project has been undertaken and the City is progressing the Hyde Park Lakes Restoration Project. To help maintain the natural areas the City undertakes weed control in as low an impact way as possible and also works with the Claise Brook Catchment Group and Swan River Trust to ensure the viability of our waterways.

Indigenous Vegetation

Every year our Parks section hold native plant sales and workshops for residents with the aims of increasing the biodiversity and habitat within Vincent and encouraging water-wise gardens. By encouraging the planting of native trees and shrubs which are historically found in Vincent, local vegetation provides a strong sense of place, a suitable environment for local fauna and is very water wise. We also take part in National Tree Day by planting trees in areas of rehabilitation within the parks and reserves. Boasting a rich diversity of ecosystems, Vincent is home to lakes, wetlands and parklands with an array of flora and fauna.

Wildlife

Our lakes and reserves are home to multiple bird species and Hyde Park is famed for the native and exotic birds that visit throughout the year. Hyde Park is used as a feeding and breeding site for a variety of birds and it is also home to a number of other fauna, including tortoises and various freshwater crustaceans. Along with Smith's Lake and the Banks Reserve foreshore, Hyde Park is used as a feeding and breeding site for a variety of birds and it is also home to a number of other fauna, including tortoises and various freshwater crustaceans.