Fiona Stanley Hospital out to boost Perth's regional parks

August 24, 2011

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Project continues to demonstrate its commitment in setting high standards in environmental management through its funding of three conservation projects in and around Perth’s regional parks.

The funding was administered through the State Government’s Environmental Community Grants for 2011, which is supporting 164 community programs around Western Australia.

The Fiona Stanley Hospital Project contributed $37,144 to the grants program’s ‘Regional Parks’ category which encourages groups to become involved in environmental management projects, including ventures that enhances habitat for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.

"The Fiona Stanley Hospital Project is proud to be able to support the vital contribution that community and volunteer organisations make to enhance and preserve our State’s regional parks, its flora and fauna," commented Brad Sebbes, Executive Director of Fiona Stanley Hospital.

The three projects that have received funding from Fiona Stanley Hospital are:

  1. The Black Cockatoo Preservation Society for revegetation and rehabilitation of the ‘old fruit orchard’ on Mills Road East within Banyowla Regional Park. This project will specifically focus on the restoration of black cockatoo food source and habitats ($15,000 grant)
  2. Murdoch Environmental Restoration Group for protection and restoration of Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo roosting site ($14,950 grant)
  3. The Wetlands Conservation Society to re-vegetate the North Lake/Frog Swamp linkage ($7, 194 grant)

The funded projects are a part of Fiona Stanley Hospital’s $2.3 million commitment to support off-site conservation programs and environmental initiatives. This includes the rehabilitation of regional park lands, the purchase and protection of native bushland, investment into community-based conservation programs and funding for Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo research

"The excellent works of these community groups will have long lasting and positive benefits for our environment. Their conservation activities will help lead the way in providing sustainable care for Western Australian natural habitats," said Mr Sebbes.