Bushland Protection

The City of Mandurah contains large areas of intact remnant natural bushland, consisting of a varying range of vegetation.  

Our commitment to manage, conserve and protect our bushland is facilitated through:

  • Bushland Protection Strategy, a strategy created to conserve areas of remnant bushland within the City under threat from urbanisation for the joint benefit of the environment and Mandurah community.
  • Community projects which encourage the community  to actively participate in the rehabilitation and restoration of bushland areas.

The predominant native species in Mandurah include:

  • Banksia
  • Marri or Red Gum
  • Jarrah Tuart
  • Paperbark
  • Swamp Sheoak
  • Peppermint 

The City has an on-ground CityParks Bushland team who are responsible for planning, maintenance and rehabilitation in over 70 bushland Reserves and coastal areas, as well as assist in estuary and river restoration. 

We also have 10 Bushcare Groups, consisting of volunteers from the community, involved in a variety of activities within the City’s Reserves, with the aim of protecting and restoring the biodiversity of these areas and conservation values.

Having more plant species than ever before, the majority of introduced plant species have outnumbered native species and  have already become established in our environment, and causing harm.  To stop these invasive plants from choking the native species out, the City encourages residents to avoid the following plant species regarded as weeds in Mandurah.

Plants (regarded as weeds) to avoid :

  • Black Flag
  • Brazilian Peppertree
  • Coastal Tea Tree
  • Cootamundra Wattle
  • Flinders Range wattle
  • Geraldton Carnation Weed
  • Pink Gladiolus & Wavy Gladiolus\
  • Madiera Vine
  • Morning Glory
  • Pampas Grass
  • Tree of Heaven
  • Watsonia
  • White Weeping Broom


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