Western Australian Naturalists Club

Encouraging the study and protection of the natural environment

Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Rich and Rare: Knowing and Caring for the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands

17 October 2017, 9:00 am-4:00 pm



  • Professor Kingsley Dixon – West Australian Scientist of the Year 2016
  • Professor Anas Ghadouani – Regional Executive Director, Co-operative Research Centre for Water-Sensitive Cities
  • Professor Hans Lambers – Chair of the Kwongan Foundation
  • Professor Peter Newman – Professor of Sustainability at Curtin University.
  • Lindsay Bourke – Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
  • Owen Richards – Director of Sustainable Development and Water, *SOMe Engineering Consultants
  • Renata Zelinova – Principal of Nam Natura Consulting
  • The City of Gosnells

The Greater Brixton Street Wetlands hosts the highest floral diversity in the Perth Metropolitan Region, rivalling national parks and reserves anywhere in Australia. The wetlands host 11 listed Threatened Flora Species (three of which do not occur elsewhere), 27 Priority Flora Species, three listed Threatened Fauna Species, and four listed Threatened Ecological Communities. The GBSW and the adjacent Yule Brook also contain significant aboriginal heritage values and, together, form the best remaining ecological corridor from the scarp to the Canning River.
The symposium offers an opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary place, and to explore best practice for sustainable development of the surrounding area. Organisers plan to run talks in the morning from 9am, and a field trip to the wetlands in the afternoon. It is anticipated that we will be finished by 4 pm. The seminar is free, and tea and coffee will be provided, but lunch will not be catered. However, there is a cafe on site where lunch can be purchased.
While the symposium is free, organisers would like you to register for catering purposes: Please register at  Eventbrite

Recommend you register early, as it may reach capacity based on early indications of interest. If you register and can’t make it, please cancel your registration.
The seminar is organised by the Beeliar Group—Professors for Environmental Responsibility and the Kwongan Foundation. Organisers thank the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) for sponsorship and the City of Gosnells for the venue.


17 October 2017
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Event Category:
Event Tags:


Lesser Hall, Mills Park
Brixton Street
Beckenham, Western Australia Australia
+ Google Map


Rich and Rare: Knowing and Caring for the Greater Brixton Street Wetlands