Caring for our environment

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.


Frequently asked questions relating to environmental management, fauna rescue, wildcare, rubbish in bushland, pollution, clearing of native vegetation and many other topics.

Friends Groups

Get involved in your local environment by joining a Friends Group.

Home gardening

Advice on suitable plants and landscaping techniques for your home garden.

Key environmental projects

The City works in partnership with other government and non-government agencies on a variety of targeted projects to manage and improve natural areas.

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 Swan Coastal Plain.

Rivers and waterways

The Canning River and our many waterways provide homes to native wildlife and are important to our eco-system.