On site conservation
Collection of trees, plants and seeds
More than 300 Grasstrees and Zamias were removed from the Fiona Stanley Hospital site prior to clearing. Native plants which are difficult to grow from seeds, including 1,700 orchids and other plants, were also recovered from the site. Most will be reused on the site in the future and the rest will be planted at nearby conservation sites.
Seed collection has been an important part of the hospital’s environmental program, with over seven kilos of seed collected from 31 different species from the site since 2008.
61 Quenda (small marsupials also known as the Southern Brown Bandicoot) were collected prior to the two stages of clearing of the Fiona Stanley Hospital site and transferred to the Department of Environment and Conservation for relocation to Julimar Conservation Park.
More than 4,500 reptiles and amphibians such as frogs, snakes and lizards have been successfully relocated to Beeliar Regional Park since 2008.
More than 80 of the trees felled during clearing have been relocated to Beeliar Regional Park, to provide habitat for local fauna. Banksias, Jarrahs and Marris have also been salvaged and milled into useable timber, which are being used by the designers in finishes and furnishings in the hospital.
Topsoil from the site was stripped, relocated and spread across four rehabilitation sites in Beeliar Regional Park and other areas near the Fiona Stanley Hospital site. The topsoil removed from the site contains seed which has started to germinate since the topsoil was relocated to the rehabilitation areas – providing an excellent source of seed revegetation, particularly of native species.
Protecting natural bushland
Two natural bushland areas have been retained on the hospital site and will be protected into the future. The two bushland conservation areas, which total approximately three hectares, include high quality Jarrah-Banksia and Marri woodland. The conservation areas have been named Moitch Park and Aileen Plant Park.
Future landscaping on the Fiona Stanley Hospital site will include greenways and open spaces planted with native plants, streetscapes lined with native trees, such as Banksia, Marri and Tuart and other areas of open space such as urban plazas, courtyards and roof gardens.
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