21 July 2021
Work has started on revegetating the picturesque Ki-It Monger Brook, which runs through the new Kingsford at Bullsbrook residential estate.
Last weekend, Okeland Communities, in partnership with Bullsbrook Landcare, commenced planting 700 natives to strengthen the banks of the stunning creekline.
Over time the new shrubs and trees will also attract more birds, insects, and wildlife to the scenic brook.
City of Swan Mayor, Kevin Bailey, and Councillor, Cate McCullough, joined a small army of volunteers to kick-start the project which will protect the precious natural asset for future generations.
The next stage will involve ongoing maintenance of the mature trees which line Ki-it Monger brook as it meanders through Kingsford.
Okeland Communities Managing Director, Adam Shephard, it was always evident Ki-it Monger Brook was the natural jewel in Kingsford’s crown; however, it has never truly been shared with the public.
“The land surrounding this section of the brook was privately owned and used for agricultural purposes and grazing livestock,” he said.
“Our vision has always been to strengthen the biodiversity of the creekline and use it as the centrepiece for an inviting community greenspace.
“Partnering with Bullsbrook Landcare to achieve this was an easy decision as they are not only local but as passionate as we are about the environment,” he said.
Bullsbrook Landcare, Chairperson, Richard Janes, said opening up Ki-it Monger Brook was a fantastic initiative and will deliver a unique asset for the local community.
“This project will really add value to the residents in the area by creating a beautiful natural environment everyone can enjoy.”
Bullsbrook Landcare Secretary, Anne Janes, said it would be rewarding to see the area improved by introducing a diverse range of plants.
“It’s always exciting when you see native birds and wildlife return. Hopefully, we can give many critically endangered birds a home around Kingsford,” she said.
For more information on Kingsford, please visit www.kingsford.com.au.
Bullsbrook Landcare (The North Swan Land Conservation District Committee) welcomes people of all ages to help with future projects.
For more information on becoming a member, please contact Anne Janes on 0405 736 831 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.