Our natural heritage

The City's natural environmental assets set it apart from most other Perth metropolitan local governments. From the Darling Scarp to the Swan Coastal Plain, the City of Gosnells' 127 square kilometres encompass forests, woodlands, heathlands, wetlands, rivers and streams.

The key natural features of the City include:

  • The Canning and Southern Rivers and their tributaries provide green corridors through the landscape 
  • Scenic Ellis Brook Valley, whose wildflower display is the best in the metropolitan area
  • Brixton Street Wetlands, part of the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands, are on the Register of the National Estate
  • Mary Carroll Park Wetlands are an important waterbird roosting and summer refuge site.

Guided by its Biodiversity Conservation Management Plan 2010, the City manages a number of key natural areas for their biodiversity and amenity value.

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Green Civic Centre - we are proud of our 5-star Green Star rated building and are keen to share our experiences.

Parks and Reserves - we apply industry best practices to maximise our water efficiency by using the latest innovations in technology to track, maintain, control and minimise the amount of water used on our sporting fields and parks.

Switch Your Thinking - what action can your business or household take to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • Frequently asked questions relating to environmental management, fauna rescue, wildcare, rubbish in bushland, pollution, clearing of native...
  • Get involved in your local environment by joining a Friends Group.
  • We're proud of our 5 Star Green Star rated building and are keen to share our experiences.
  • Advice on suitable plants and landscaping techniques for your home garden that can provide food and other resources for native wildlife.
  • The City works in partnership with government and community groups to manage and improve natural areas.
  • The City has a richness of flora and fauna, ranging from forests and heathlands on the Darling Scarp to bushland, rivers and wetlands on the...
  • The Canning River and our many waterways provide homes to native wildlife and are important to our eco-system.
  • Switch your thinking engages our community in actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
  • The City applies industry best practices to maximize our water efficiency by using the latest innovations in technology to track, maintain...
  • The City of Gosnells is a Waterwise Council and, as such, encourages residents to save water. One way to do this is to create a Waterwise...