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

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Mills Park

Brixton Street

Beckenham, WA 6107

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The Greater Brixton Street Wetlands hosts more carnivorous plant species than the whole of Europe and 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.

Our symposium offers an opportunity to learn more about this extraordinary place, and to explore best practice for sustainable development of the surrounding area.

We plan to run talks in the morning from 9am, and a field trip to the wetlands in the afternoon. We anticipate 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, we would like you to register for catering purposes: Please register at https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/rich-and-rare-knowing-and-caring-for-the-greater-brixton-street-wetlands-tickets-37113762262 We recommend you register early as we may reach capacity based on early indications of interest. If you register and can’t make it, please cancel your registration.


Speakers include:

Confirmed presenters include:
*Dr. Courtney Babb - Urban and Regional Planning, Curtin University
*Lindsay Bourke - Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
*The City of Gosnells
*Professor Kingsley Dixon - West Australian Scientist of the Year 2016
*Professor Anas Ghadouani - Regional Executive Director, Co-operative Research Centre for Water-Sensitive Cities

*Associate Professor Brett Harris - Department of Exploration Geophysics, Curtin University

*Professor Hans Lambers - Chair of the Kwongan Foundation

*Owen Richards - Director of Sustainable Devleopment and Water, *SOMe Engineering Consultants
*Renata Zelinova - Principal of Nam Natura Consulting

The seminar is organised by the Beeliar Group - Professors for Environmental Responsibility and the Kwongan Foundation. We thank the South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) for sponsorship and the City of Gosnells for the venue.

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