Jandakot Regional Park

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Jandakot Regional Park
Western Australia
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Wandi Nature Reserve, part of Jandakot Regional Park
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Jandakot Regional Park
Location of Jandakot Regional Park within Perth
Nearest town or city City of Armadale
Coordinates 32°12′20″S115°52′41″E / 32.20556°S 115.87806°E / -32.20556; 115.87806 (Jandakot Regional Park) Coordinates: 32°12′20″S115°52′41″E / 32.20556°S 115.87806°E / -32.20556; 115.87806 (Jandakot Regional Park)
Established1997
Area2,362 ha (5,840 acres)
Managing authorities Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
Website Jandakot Regional Park

Jandakot Regional Park is a conservation park approximately 20 kilometers south of Perth, Western Australia, located within the Cities of Armadale, Canning, Cockburn, Gosnells and Kwinana as well as the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale. The park, established in 1997 as the Jandakot Botanic Park, covers a non-continuous area of 2,362 hectares and is managed by the Cities of Armadale, Cockburn and Kwinana. It stretches from the southern end of Jandakot Airport to south of Casuarina Prison.

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In Western Australia, regional parks consist of areas of land that have been identified as having outstanding conservation, landscape and recreation values. Jandakot is one of eleven regional parks in the Perth region of Western Australia. The purpose of these regional parks is to serve as urban havens to preserve and restore cultural heritage and valuable ecosystems as well as to encourage sustainable nature-based recreation activities. [1]

History

The concept of regional spaces in Western Australia open to the public was first proposed in 1955, when the Stephenson-Hepburn Report recommended preserving private land for future public use in what would become the Perth Metropolitan Region in 1963. The Environmental Protection Authority identified areas of significant conservation, landscape and recreation value, in a report in 1983. In 1989, the Western Australian State Government allocated the responsibility of managing regional parks with the Department of Conservation and Land Management. [2]

The park has limited recreational use, with horse riders comprising the largest single user group, but is an important link in a series of reserves in the south-east metropolitan region of Perth. [2]

Areas

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Jandakot Regional Park consists of the following major areas: [2]

ImageName LGA Description & notesCo-ordinates
Canning Vale Estate Armadale Includes Harrisdale Swamp and Rose Shanks Reserve 32°06′44″S115°53′54″E / 32.112279°S 115.898440°E / -32.112279; 115.898440 (Canning Vale Estate)
Anstey Estate Armadale Includes Balannup Lake and Piara Nature Reserves 32°07′53″S115°56′25″E / 32.131297°S 115.940317°E / -32.131297; 115.940317 (Anstey Estate)
Shirley Balla Swamp Reserve, September 2020 10.jpg Banjup Estate Armadale Includes Shirley Balla Swamp Reserve and Denis De Young Reserve 32°09′21″S115°53′55″E / 32.155807°S 115.898575°E / -32.155807; 115.898575 (Banjup Estate)
Wandi Nature Reserve, Western Australia, March 2020 01.jpg Anketell Estate Kwinana Includes Modong and Wandi Nature Reserves 32°12′33″S115°54′12″E / 32.209273°S 115.903381°E / -32.209273; 115.903381 (Anketell Estate)
Sandy Lake Estate Kwinana 32°13′08″S115°51′01″E / 32.218858°S 115.850338°E / -32.218858; 115.850338 (Sandy Lake Estate)
Casuarina Estate Kwinana Includes Banksia Nature Reserve 32°15′01″S115°53′15″E / 32.250367°S 115.887589°E / -32.250367; 115.887589 (Casuarina Estate)

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References

  1. "National, marine and regional parks in Western Australia" (PDF). Department of Parks and Wildlife. June 2017. Retrieved 28 May 2021.
  2. 1 2 3 Jandakot Regional Park Management Plan 2010 (PDF) (Report). Conservation Commission of Western Australia, Department of Environment and Conservation & City of Armadale, City of Cockburn and Town of Kwinana. 2010. Retrieved 5 March 2020.