The latest on the Sandpit Restoration

Keep up to date with what’s happening at the Kent Street Sandpit, bearing in mind this is a long-term project to restore the Banksia woodlands more than 80 years since excavations began.

Photo: Detailed Concept Design as approved by ToVP Council in May 2023

What’s happening at the Sandpit?

We get this question a lot! Happily, we can report that planning for the restoration is moving along slowly but surely. The Detailed Concept Design of the pathways and other structural features was approved by the Vic Park Council in May 2023, together with funding for this project in the 2023/2024 budget.

At the same time, planning for the restoration itself has continued this year, assisted by Curtin University’s Professor Kingsley Dixon and his team and Tranen Revegetation Systems. In addition, the City of South Perth Native Plant Nursery and Nuts about Natives” are involved in this project, collecting and propagating seeds, tissue cultures and cutting from Kensington Bushland to ensure correct local provenance.

We have also got an update on what is going on in the lab at Curtin.

The Kent Street Sandpit presents a rare opportunity to restore a contaminated landfill site and expand the natural habitat of endangered and rare species of flora and fauna, including our precious Black Cockatoos.

We are delighted to be involved.

Detailed Concept Design as approved by ToVP Council in May 2023