Fertiliser use notification 4 April to 8 April 2022

The City takes a scientific turf management approach by undertaking regular soil and leaf tissue analysis to guide its fertilising program to ensure the required and correct nutrients are being applied in the endeavour to provided quality public open spaces.

Fertiliser products will be applied (broadacre scale) by the City’s appointed contractors. Vehicle-mounted signage will be utilised while works are in progress.

Fertiliser application will be undertaken in the following areas, weather and operational resources permitting, between Monday 4 April and Friday 8 April 2022.

Where no location is indicated against the suburb, fertilising is not scheduled for that area.

For further information contact the City on 9400 4255.

Suburb

Location / Park Name

Fertiliser Product / Type

Beldon
Burns Beach
Connolly
Craigie
Currambine
Duncraig
Edgewater
Greenwood
Heathridge
Hillarys Amalfi Drive / Hepburn Entry Statement Iron/Manganese
Angove Drive / Curacao Lane Entry Statement 3.1.1
Curacao Lane Iron/Manganese and 3.1.1
Harbour View Park Iron/Manganese
Leeward Park Iron/Manganese
Marbella Park, Verges and PAW Iron/Manganese
Oahu Park Iron/Manganese
Tenerife Boulevard Entry Statement Iron/Manganese
Iluka Atma Park Iron/Manganese
Blackpool Park Iron/Manganese
Burns Beach Road – Special Area Rates Western and Eastern Verges (Discovery Circuit to Shenton Avenue) Iron/Manganese
Discovery Park Iron/Manganese
Miami Beach Promenade – Special Area Rates Verges (Marmion Avenue to Manhattan Avenue) Iron/Manganese
Ocean Gate Parade – Special Area Rates Verges and Medians (Marmion Avenue to Naturaliste Boulevarde) Iron/Manganese
Pattaya Park Iron/Manganese
Shenton Avenue – Special Area Rates Northern Verges (Burns Beach Road to Delgado Parade) Iron/Manganese
Shenton Avenue – Special Area Rates Northern Verges (Naturaliste Boulevarde to Marmion Avenue) Iron/Manganese
Silver Sands Drive – Special Area Rates Medians (Burns Beach Road to Delgado Parade) Iron/Manganese
Sir James McCusker Park Iron/Manganese
Joondalup
Kallaroo
Kingsley
Kinross
Marmion
Mullaloo
Ocean Reef
Padbury
Sorrento
Warwick
Woodvale

Specified Area Rates (SAR)

Specified Area Rates (SAR)

A Specified Area Rate (SAR) is an additional rate charge that is applied separately to designated areas within the City. This covers additional maintenance costs for a higher standard of landscaping services above what would ordinarily be provided by the City. The City currently has four SAR areas:

  • Iluka
  • Woodvale Waters
  • Harbour Rise
  • New Burns Beach.

Feral animals

Feral animals

The City is responsible for the management of over 500 hectares of bushland. Feral animals such as cats, rabbits and foxes impact on biodiversity through predation, competition for food and shelter, destroying habitat and spreading diseases.

Foxes and cats prey on native birds, reptiles, amphibians and small mammals. Rabbits can damage large areas of vegetation by foraging the leaves of established native plants as well as young seedlings.

The City engages specialist pest control companies to control foxes, rabbits and feral cats.

Friends groups

Friends groups

Friends Groups vary from informal groups of a few people, to more formal incorporated bodies. Most have one thing in common: the desire to conserve and protect a natural area managed by the City of Joondalup. The level of involvement and type of activities undertaken by these volunteers depends upon the particular needs of the natural area, as well as the intentions and expertise of the overall group.

Friends Groups may be involved in a variety of activities for a particular reserve, with the aim of restoring the reserve’s conservation values and the community’s appreciation for the natural environment.

Examples of Friends Groups activities may include:

  • Monitoring and recording of flora and fauna
  • Weed control/removal
  • Guided nature walks
  • Rubbish clean-up
  • Seed collection
  • Community education (talks and presentations)
  • Fire prevention
  • Revegetation and planting.

Forming a Friends Group

If there is no existing Friends Group in place for the reserve, then the establishment of a new group will be encouraged.

One of the first steps in forming a Friends Group is finding people with common objectives who are willing to work together to achieve them. The next step is to gather information about the reserve proposed for adoption. Some relevant information required includes:

  • Who manages the reserve (City of Joondalup, developers, a State Government department)
  • What is the purpose of the reserve?
  • Is there a Management Plan for the reserve?
  • What work is already being carried out in the reserve?
  • Who is carrying out this work?
  • What is the bushland condition?
  • What are the main threats to the reserve and the opportunities to overcome them?

The answers to many of these questions can be obtained from the City of Joondalup. The City can advise newly established Friends Groups on the above issues and provide information on the resources and support available.

If the reserve proposed for adoption is owned or managed by an agency other than the City of Joondalup, the City can help put groups in touch with the relevant landholder.

Leafy City Program

Leafy City Program

The City of Joondalup developed the Leafy City Program to mitigate the environmental impact of climate change, rapid urban growth and the increasing heat-island effect generated by existing hardstand surfaces by providing increased leafy canopy cover in residential streets through tree planting in order to and to create cooler, inviting green urban spaces.

Since the program commenced in May 2017 it has seen the planting of over 3,600 trees across the suburbs of Beldon, Craigie, Heathridge, Padbury, Kinross, Currambine, Woodvale, Greenwood and Kingsley.

Suburbs receiving the Leafy City Program have been identified as ‘hot-spots’ via thermal mapping and tree-canopy surveying.

When will the program roll out?

The next round of tree planting will commence in May 2021 through to August 2021 supported by the advice and planning of the City’s arborist, landscape architects and civil engineers in the suburbs of Kallaroo, Mullaloo (border), Beldon and Warwick.

The City aims to work together with local residents to help create cooler inviting green urban spaces to live in.

Please refer to the attachments below for additional information relating to the Leafy City Program.