Cottesloe Coastcare

The Town of Cottesloe contains some of Perth's most iconic and popular beaches and, as such, is subject to lots of human traffic, particularly in the summer months.

Grant Marine Park May 2003

Grant Marine Park May 2003

Grant Marine Park June 2009

Grant Marine Park June 2009

Council supports Coastcare in their important work to protect and rehabilitate the fragile coastal areas to:

  • protect local flora and fauna biodiversity
  • improve environmental resilience
  • enhance the aesthetic value of the coast for residents and visitors
  • create a sense of place, education & recreation for all to use

Cottesloe Coastcare team at Mudurup Rocks

The Cottesloe Coastcare team at Mudurup Rocks rehabilitation site (photo: Vic Waters)

The major projects Coastcare are working on include removing invasive tea tree plants that smother out native plants and create a monoculture, controlling rabbit populations to reduce the damage that they do to vegetation, hand weeding and spraying, and infill planting of rehabilitation sites. Coastcare has put together some great information about how to plant out a biodiverse native verge garden in Cottesloe. Coastcare is also working with Council to formalise and maintain walking paths and fences so that people can enjoy the work that they have done.

The Northern Metropolitan Coastcare officer (covering coastal areas from Mosman Park to Two Rocks) is hosted by the Town of Cottesloe under a partnership arrangement with Perth Region Natural Resource Management. Any queries you might have about coastal rehabilitation and management can be directed toward the Coastcare Officer by email cco@cottesloe.wa.gov.au or phone 9285 5099.

If you would like to learn about more of the work that Cottesloe Coastcare is doing then please take a look at the excellent website that Cottesloe Coastcare have developed.