The City is committed to caring for our environment for current and future generations. We do this with strategies that outline our goals and guide our work on the ground.

Community programs and consultation with an advisory group also allow us to share the guardianship of our environment with all of Mandurah. Our youth programs help to arm future generations with the tools to face current and emerging challenges. 

Environment programs and groups

The Environment Strategy and Implementation Plan (2023-2033) brings together all of the City's environmental work and provides clear direction and priorities for the future as we protect and nurture our unique environment to continue to share it with generations to come.

The Strategy focuses on four key themes:

  • Built in nature, not on nature
  • Woven by waterways
  • Lead and serve in equal measures
  • Stewards of the environment, custodians of our culture

And three environment constants which are concepts that should be considered across all focus areas:

  • Climate change
  • Education and engagement
  • Corporate responsibility

Through the implementation of this Strategy we are striving for a healthy and diverse natural environment where we walk softly on our Mandjoogoordap.

Learn more about how the Strategy was created.

View the Environment Strategy

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
Download a Mandurah area weeds guide

There are so many incredible environmental groups in Mandurah and they’re always looking for an extra pair of hands and fresh, new ideas.  

Use the list below to explore our local groups and get in touch with them if you’d like to know more. 

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