Reserves

There are 121 Shire reserves located within and vested with the Shire of Denmark. In addition, the State Government manages many other reserves and National Parks through the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

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Weed Strategy Review: Draft Strategy Public Comment
Posted 17 April 2024 Weed Strategy Review: Draft Strategy Public Comment

Submissions on draft Weed Strategy invited before Monday 6 May

Coastal Management Draft Out for Public Comment
Posted 07 December 2023 Coastal Management Draft Out for Public Comment

Submissions on draft plan welcomed from 7 December to 31 January

Alternate Motions Passed for Proposed Trails at Mt Hallowell
Posted 24 October 2022 Alternate Motions Passed for Proposed Trails at Mt Hallowell

Focus turns to Turner Rd, with development excluded from Mt Hallowell's 'core'

Mt Hallowell Trails Concept Plan Now Available
Posted 09 June 2022 Mt Hallowell Trails Concept Plan Now Available

Community invited to make comment before Monday 1 August 2022

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What We Look After

Coastline Reserves

Our Shire boasts a coastline that covers 84 kilometres, much of which is managed by Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

We look after four coastal reserves:

  • Ocean Beach
  • Parry Beach
  • Boat Harbour
  • Peaceful Bay

Coastal hazard risk management and adaptation planning is one of the integral aspects of decision-making for sustainable land use in and around coastal reserves.

Bushland and Foreshore Reserves

Of the 121 Shire-managed reserves located within our Shire, 41 are for community oriented services such as drainage, emergency services sites and communications.

The remaining 80 reserves have some degree of natural resource management input required in order to maintain biodiversity and environmental values.

The purposes of these 80 reserves range from conservation, public recreation, parkland management and resource extraction (gravel and sand). Of these,12 are classed as A-Class Reserves which secures a higher level of protection of the natural and/or community values.

We regularly undertake weed management, revegetation, fire mitigation and other activities in our reserves as part of our management programs.

Friends of Reserves Groups

In recognition of keen community members and organisations who undertake bush care activities in Shire reserves, the Shire promotes the creation and membership of Friends of Reserves Groups.

The Shire has developed a Friends of Reserves Strategy to assist these groups, ensuring they undertake their efforts safely and in keeping with the Shire's biodiversity (and biosecurity) objectives.

Please contact our Sustainability Officer for more information.

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Consultations

  • Our guiding strategy for our management of these reserves is up for review. Details are published on our Protecting Our Coastline project page at Your Denmark.
  • A major redevelopment project at Ocean Beach is underway. Details are available on our Ocean to Channel Recreation Precinct project page.
  • A Parry Beach Master Planning process was commenced in 2021. Details are available on our A Master Plan for Parry Beach project page.
  • We are also working on a Weeds Strategy Review, a Roadside Vegetation Mapping Review and working towards a review of the Mt Hallowell Master Plan.

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Related Documents

Coastal

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Bushland and Foreshore

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Friends of Reserves

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Useful Links

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Contact

Our Sustainability Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au.

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