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Rehabilitating Roe 8 Science Hub

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Program: Urban forests and restoration

Providing scientific support to restore native ecosystems and biodiversity

This project brings together scientists and community, to participate in and inform the Rehabilitation of the Roe 8 site.

The site is a focus for learning to help inform the site’s future rehabilitation including wetland and banksia woodland communities.

A science plan for the site has been developed and will contribute to restoration whilst enabling learning to be applied across the broader Perth-Peel region.

WABSI’s partners also engage students in monitoring activities and the local community through education programs.

Rehabilitating Roe 8 Science Hub

A committee was initially formed to inform restoration at the Roe 8 project site. It is an active participant on the Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group. The Group is a collaboration between government and community organisations. It enables the repair of the Roe 8 project site from east of the Kwinana Freeway to west of Stock Road.

The Perth Urban Restoration Science Advisory Committee (PURSAC) has contributed to baseline data collection at the Roe 8 project site to inform future rehabilitation. It supports Roe 8 as a shared study site for ecological restoration research across the wetland and banksia woodland communities that occur on the site.

WABSI facilitated the establishment of PURSAC, a group that  provides scientific support for restoration in relation to current and future urban development.

Project partners

PURSAC is chaired by WABSI and includes members from Cockburn Community Wildlife Corridor, Murdoch University, Edith Cowan University, Curtin University, The University of Western Australia, Greening Australia (WA), Cockburn Wetland Centre and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The Rehabilitating Roe 8 Working Group is chaired by Ms Lisa O’Malley, Member for Bicton and includes members from government and community organisations.

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