Welcome to Country

The City of Canning recognises the Whadjuk people of the Noongar nation as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands in Canning and pays respect to Noongar Elders past, present and future.  

Through its dedication to Reconciliation, the City is working with Aboriginal people to preserve and restore Country.

Welcome to Country video can be viewed here

To learn more about Noongar Culture and Heritage including birds and plants of Country, click here

Land Management

The City of Canning actively manages 366 hectares of natural wetland, river and bushland areas with support from local community groups.

These natural areas are considered key assets of the City as they provide beautiful places for the community to visit and enjoy, offer protection to remnant vegetation communities, provide a habitat for a wide variety of wildlife and help to sustain important ecological functions and processes.

Some of the most important natural areas within the City include:

  • Bannister Creek
  • Canning River Regional Park
  • Caladenia Grove Wetland Reserve
  • Clifton Buffer
  • McDowell Street Bushland
  • Queens Park Regional Open Space
  • Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore - view our Management Plan here

Local Biodiversity Strategy

At its Ordinary Council Meeting 19 June 2018, Council endorsed its Local Biodiversity Strategy 2018, which can be viewed here.

The strategy outlines a 20-year action plan for the protection and strategic management of natural areas in the City. The actions include:

  • Improved provisions for biodiversity in the City’s local planning framework and their application in future land use decisions
  • Development of a Strategic Local Reserve Management Plan
  • Development of a plan for restoration of natural areas in the City
  • Development of an incentive package to encourage vegetation retention and increased use of local plants in landscaping by developers and private landholders
  • Continued support to community volunteers engaged in bushland restoration activities
  • Mainstreaming consideration of biodiversity within all City programs and adopting a communications strategy that engages all government and community stakeholders.

You can learn more about how the City of Canning manages and protects the environment by browsing the links below, visiting the City’s Canning River Eco Education Centre (CREEC) or coming along to the City’s next conservation and environment event.

If you require further information about any environment or conservation related issues please contact the City on 1300 422 664.

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