Progress Snapshots: Local Environment Strategy (2019-2029)

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Kalamunda Clean and Green Local Environment Strategy Progress Snapshot Updated: August 2022


PURPOSE wHaT arE Our aiMS? This document gives at-a-glance updates on the Local Environment Strategy. The City has responded to the four themes residents have expressed a Kalamunda Clean and Green provides the framework to manage environmental identified by Kalamunda residents as key desire for the City to stick to areas for action. In the closing pages of the itsimprove commitments, showpractices. how pressures and sustainable It assists in protecting the cherished Local Environment Strategy, you will see they willof beKalamunda achieved and outlined the precise aims in andthe required landscape character and guides improvements City’s own educate the wider community actions that respond to each theme. operations and its these work with stakeholders and community groups. about goals.

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UPDATE - FEBRUARY 2022 The next six (6) pages gives at-a-glance updates on the Local Environment Strategy until February 2022.

February 2022


GREEN SPACES KEy THEMES The value of green space and natural areas Caring for our parks, streetscapes & public places, culturally significant features & places, natural features, vegetation & wetland areas is vital to maintaining a healthy community.

Actions

Conserving natural resources By conserving our nature resources we contribute to a thriving Gained funding for ecological fire community & provide a future for our children.

procedures to protect biodiversity (1.1.2.1)

reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

79,739

Managing the impacts

seedlings

Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

In the 2021 tree planting program February 2022


The value of green space and natural areas Caring for our parks, streetscapes & public places, culturally significant features & places, natural features, vegetation & wetland areas is vital to maintaining a healthy community.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Conserving natural resources By conserving our nature resources we contribute to a thriving community & provide a future for our children.

Actions

reducing waste

Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy Collated data for 6& catchments community through clean air,all water, habitat biodiversity.

to facilitate the development of water management plans (2.1.1.1)

Managing the impacts Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

Regained our

‘Waterwise’

status in 2022 As assessed by the Water Corporation 15 FebruaryAugust 2022 2022 Updated:


Conserving natural resources By conserving our nature resources we contribute to a thriving community & provide a future for our children.

REDUCING WASTE

reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

Managing the impacts

Actions

Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. City of Kalamunda had the first WA Waste Avoidance We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, & Resource including the landscape assets Recovery of our City. Plan endorsed by the

Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (4.1.1.1)

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Cleanaway Education Sessions in local schools 15

Recycling Hubs for City Libraries February 20222022 Updated: August


reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

MANAGING IMPACTS

Managing the impacts Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

Actions 1. Updated the draft Local Biodiversity Strategy15(3.4.2.1) 2. Created an online Local Environment Strategy progress portal (3.1.2.1)

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Local natural areas

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Local natural areas

HECTARES

HECTARES

assessed for

Phytophthora dieback

treated for

Phytophthora dieback February 20222022 Updated: August


Theme

Ref.

Action

1.1.1.1

Prepare and adopt a Local Planning Policy guiding future Public Open Space development.

1.1.2.2

1.2.1.1

Theme

Natural Resources

Theme

Managing Impacts

(2021/22)

Actions in this period » Presented and adopted by Council in August 2021

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Engaged a professional feral animal control contractor Produced a media release Developed a feral animal control workshop Attended Rainbow Lorikeet Working Group meeting Responded to 14 community contacts Destroyed a rabbit den on verge (Lesmurdie)

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Assessed 55ha at Canning Road and Masonmill Reserves. Issued a 3 year request for quote Finalised combined dieback database Calling for participants for next Green Card Training

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Draft strategy under review. Planted 253 shade trees in 6 reserves (WALGA / Water Corporation) Planted 96 street trees at City’s resident request Approximately 250 plants by City of Kalamunda Horticulture team 79,739 tube-stock into Local Natural Areas Mapped approximately 7,500 street trees (since February 2021)

Develop a strategic approach to the control of feral animals in the City of Kalamunda

Green Spaces 1.1.2.3

Progress

Map all City Local Natural Areas for Phytophthora species.

Develop and implement the City of Kalamunda Urban Forest Strategy.

Progress

Ref.

Action

2.1.1.1

Develop catchment management plans to inform surface water management throughout the City.

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2.1.1.2

Develop a Local Planning Policy including guidelines to protect the environmental value of our waterways.

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2.2.2.5

Regain Water Wise council status through the Water Corporation

2.3.1.1

Continue to explore initiatives to reduce movement related impacts on the natural and human environment.

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2.4.1.4

Recover and re-use natural resources (seed, plants, timber) where practicable.

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Ref.

Action

3.1.1.1

Local Environment Strategy is reviewed every 10 years to follow community trends and aspirations.

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3.1.1.2

Develop an implementation plan to provide measures and timeframes for delivery of the LES actions.

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3.1.2.1

Develop LES reporting portal on the City’s website to provide an annual environmental “snapshot”.

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3.2.1.1

Support and grow the Friends Group program throughout the City.

3.2.1.2

Support and grow the Adopt-A-Patch program linking school aged residents with Friends Group activities.

(2021/22)

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Progress (2021/22)

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Actions in this period » Six catchment plans in Draft. » Draft policy developed and adopted by the Council in December 2021 for public advertising » Regained Waterwise Council status for 2021/22. » Local environment considered on 4 major projects » Material recovered to create habitat

Actions in this period » 3 quarterly reports produced » Implementation plan completed. » Website updated with snapshot and LES report » Commenced active member audit » Developing 3 new friends groups » Facilitated new partnerships between schools and Friends Groups

February 2022


Theme

Ref.

Action

3.2.1.3

Support and Grow our annual volunteer celebration event.

3.3.1.3

Provide informative and interactive mapping of the Local Environment on the City of Kalamunda Website. Prepare an updated Local Biodiversity Strategy that identifies priority natural areas and ways to protect them. Develop a local planning policy to protect significant trees and vegetation on private property. Investigate the further protection of native vegetation through current and a future town planning schemes. Identify unique opportunities to promote Kalamunda’s natural assets.

3.4.2.1

Managing Impacts

3.4.2.2 3.4.2.3 3.4.3.1

Progress (2021/22) 100 50 90 60 50 90

Theme

Ref.

Action

4.1.1.1

Development of the City of Kalamunda Waste Avoidance & Resource Recovery Plan consistent with the State Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Strategy 2030.

4.1.2.1

Reducing Waste

Progress (2021/22)

Actions in this period » 30 volunteers thanked » 32 volunteers attended coordinators meeting » Public facing Intramaps has Environmental module in development » Draft Local Biodiversity Strategy developed » Draft Local Planning Policy 33 - Tree Retention policy adopted for advertising in September 2021. » Draft Local Biodiversity Strategy being updated after community consultation » 4 bird walks » 3 native flora walks Actions in this period » City of Kalamunda Waste Avoidance & Resource Recovery Plan completed

100 » Friends Group rubbish collection support on-going

Supply resources to community groups actively removing waste from City Reserves 50

February 2022


UPDATE - AUGUST 2022 The next seven (7) pages gives at-a-glance updates on the Local Environment Strategy from the last update in February 2022 until August 2022.

August 2022


GREEN SPACES KEy THEMES The value of green space and natural areas Caring for our parks, streetscapes & public places, culturally significant features & places, natural features, vegetation & wetland areas is vital to maintaining a healthy community.

Actions

Conserving natural resources 1. nature WALGA Street increased shade By conserving our resources weTrees contribute to a thriving by 53,944 meters [5.3 ha] (1.2.1.1) community & provide a futuresquare for our children. 2. Gave away 13,200 seedlings to nearly 1,000 residents [2022 Plants for Residents] (3.2.1.3) reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

37,000 seedlings planted

Managing the impacts

Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

into Local Natural Areas August 2022


The value of green space and natural areas Caring for our parks, streetscapes & public places, culturally significant features & places, natural features, vegetation & wetland areas is vital to maintaining a healthy community.

NATURAL RESOURCES

Conserving natural resources By conserving our nature resources we contribute to a thriving community & provide a future for our children.

Actions

reducing waste

Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy 38 clean Quenda Homes community through air, water, habitatConstructed & biodiversity.

from recovered materials (2.4.1.4)

Managing the impacts Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

Draft Climate Change Action Plan

endorsed by Council for community feedback in June 2022. 15 August 20222022 Updated: August


Conserving natural resources By conserving our nature resources we contribute to a thriving community & provide a future for our children.

REDUCING WASTE

reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

Managing the impacts

Actions

Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. City of Kalamunda distributes and collects clean We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, up bagsassets from including the landscape of Local our City.Natural Areas with the reserves

Friends Groups (4.1.2.1)

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Opened a Community ReUse Shop at Walliston Transfer Station August August 2022 2022 Updated:


reducing waste Reducing waste is critical to maintaining a healthy community through clean air, water, habitat & biodiversity.

MANAGING IMPACTS

Managing the impacts Our local natural environment requires constant vigilance to keep it healthy and free from unwelcome impacts. We undertake to work with the community to ensure its protection, including the landscape assets of our City.

Actions Removed 5 foxes and 1 Feral Cat from Bickley to15 Pickering Brook (1.1.2.2)

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PEOPLE

Volunteers, contractors and staff Dieback Greencard Trained Updated: August August 20222022


Theme

Green Spaces

Ref.

Action

1.1.1.2

Assess all parks and reserves for recreation, sport and environmental values. Prioritise reserves for improvement.

1.1.2.1

Review and update the City of Kalamunda Weed Control Strategy 2002.

1.1.2.2

Develop a strategic approach to the control of feral animals in the City of Kalamunda

Progress (2022/23)

» Commenced discussion with planning and identified a process to achieve 10 10

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1.1.2.3

Map all City Local Natural Areas for Phytophthora species 100

1.1.4.1

1.2.1.1

Determine ecological fire requirements and develop Fire and Biodiversity procedures for the management of city reserves.

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Develop and implement the City of Kalamunda Urban Forest Strategy.

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Theme

Ref.

Action

2.1.1.1

Develop catchment management plans to inform surface water management throughout the city. Develop a Water Resources strategy for public parkland.

2.2.1.1

Natural Resources

2.2.2.1

2.2.2.2

2.2.2.3

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» Issued a tender to complete the review » » » »

5 nights softjaw trapping at 4 locations Delivered a feral animal control workshop at the Lesmurdie club (4th May 2022) to 20 residents Formed one new partnership with WaterCorp Budgeted for an additional 14 nights in 2022/23

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Assessed 68.8ha on 4 local natural areas. Engaged a preferred contractor to 2025 Delivered 2 Greencard training events to 51 volunteers, contractors and staff Submitted an application to complete assessment on all LNAs

» External funding was secured to complete action » A consultant has been contracted to produce the procedures

» Draft strategy under review. » Planted 368 shade trees in 6 reserves (WALGA / WaterCorp) » Planted street trees at resident request » 37,000 tube-stock into Local Natural Areas » Mapped approximately 2,500 street trees (since February 2022) » Distributed 13,200 seedlings at 2022 Plants for Residents. Actions in this period » Development of 6 catchment plans » Draft Non Potable Water Strategy has been endorsed by Council. » Being considered in local initiatives as part of the Local Structure Plan and Local Water Management Strategy.

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Undertake a feasibility investigation with state government agencies into a second Managed Aquifer Recharge (MAR) site within the City

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Continue to explore initiatives to reduce movement related impacts on the natural and human environment. Determine the City of Kalamunda’s current Greenhouse Gas Emission Footprint inclusive of reduced consumption and asset rationalisation Greenhouse. Reduce the City of Kalamundas’ Greenhouse Gas emission footprint by reducing consumption of energy and rationalising the assets of the City. Recover and re-use natural resources (seed, plants, timber) where practicable.

2.4.1.4

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Investigate mechanisms to promote the use of water saving technologies in new developments.

2.3.1.1

2.4.1.2

(2022/23)

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Regain Water Wise council status through the Water Corporation

2.4.1.1

Progress

Investigate mechanisms to promote the use of water saving technologies in new developments.

2.2.2.4

Actions in this period

» Ongoing

» Investigation commenced.

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August 2022

» Commencing the development of the 2023 Waterwise status renewal » Local environment considered on 5 major projects » Developed a DRAFT Climate Change Action Plan Reduction of greenhouse emmissions footprint ongoing. » Material recovered to create habitat and restrict access


Theme

Ref.

Action

3.1.1.1

Local Environment Strategy is reviewed every 10 years to follow community trends and aspirations. Develop Local Environment Strategy reporting portal on the City’s website to provide an annual environmental “snapshot”. Support and grow the Friends Group program throughout the City.

3.1.2.1

Managing Impacts

3.2.1.1

Progress (2022/23) 100 100

75 3.2.1.2

3.2.2.1

Support and grow the Adopt-A-Patch program linking school aged residents with Friends Group activities.

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Support and Grow our Community Environmental Education program. 50

3.3.1.1

Support and Grow our annual volunteer celebration event. 75

3.3.1.2

Engage with the local schools community through the Adopt-A-Patch Program. 75

3.3.1.3

Theme

3.4.3.1

Provide informative and interactive mapping of the Local Environment on the City of Kalamunda Website. Identify unique opportunities to promote Kalamunda’s natural assets.

Ref.

Action

4.1.2.1

Supply resources to community groups actively removing waste from City Reserves

4.1.2.3

Reducing Waste 4.1.3.2

Support the local community to participate in national initiatives, e.g Clean up Australia day

Work with DWER and community to increase surveillance at areas where illegal dumping is most prevalent.

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Progress (2022/23)

Actions in this period » Formed and convened a LES Steering Group » Website updated with snapshot and LES report » 2 new Friend Group formed (Hawksvale and Sundew) » Updating Friends Group Manual » Community planting days as part of Environmental Team revegetation plan. » Link school aged residents with Friends Groups. » Involved cubs/scouts groups with Friends Group activities. » Busy bee event with Perth College students at Jorgensen Park Reserve. » National Volunteer Week Event:Cultural Burning Workshop and Ledger Road Reserve Explore. » Senior Local Hero Awards: Bruce Glover and Eileen Stark » Conducted 9 environemntal talks at City libraries. » Conducted 2 Follow-up walks. » Plants for Residents event.

» Incursions held at five different schools within the City. » Planting days held with four different schools. » Public facing Intramaps has Environmental module in development » Exploring the creation of Green Passports Actions in this period » Friends Group rubbish collection support on-going.

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» Contacting residents adjacent to local natural areas with high illegal dumping. 20

August 2022