Our Park, Our Place: Groundlark Park, East Cannington

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The Our Park, Our Place project is a collaborative project between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest. The project aims to reconnect people with nature in their neighbourhood and enhance the well-being of residents in some of Perth’s most heat-stressed council areas. One park (on the traditional lands of the Noongar people) has been chosen in Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont and Canning. At each of these parks Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


In the City of Canning, Groundlark Park in East Cannington was selected. East Cannington is one of the hottest suburbs in Canning and is expected to undergo significant infill development over the next 20 years, resulting in tree canopy loss. The Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. Greening of Groundlark Park will enhance biodiversity and allow greater movement of wildlife between natural areas. Part of the park functions as a drainage basin, so planting more trees will also improve water quality.


Over the course of the project, Greening Australia will organise workshops for you to learn more about the unique WA environment and how to take action to create a greener and more connected neighbourhood. Please visit the Greening Australia Our Park, Our Place project website for more information. To be part of the ongoing project, including educational workshops and planting days, please register so we can keep you up to date.


How can you get involved now?

Community consultation has now closed and we thank you for you participation in this initial phase of the project.

Please stay tuned to see how your feedback and ideas have been collated to produce a design within Groundlark Park.

If you have not had the chance to complete the survey please do so here and please subscribe to the project for updates in your inbox by entering your address in the stay informed tab.



The Our Park, Our Place project is a collaborative project between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest. The project aims to reconnect people with nature in their neighbourhood and enhance the well-being of residents in some of Perth’s most heat-stressed council areas. One park (on the traditional lands of the Noongar people) has been chosen in Bassendean, Bayswater, Belmont and Canning. At each of these parks Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


In the City of Canning, Groundlark Park in East Cannington was selected. East Cannington is one of the hottest suburbs in Canning and is expected to undergo significant infill development over the next 20 years, resulting in tree canopy loss. The Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. Greening of Groundlark Park will enhance biodiversity and allow greater movement of wildlife between natural areas. Part of the park functions as a drainage basin, so planting more trees will also improve water quality.


Over the course of the project, Greening Australia will organise workshops for you to learn more about the unique WA environment and how to take action to create a greener and more connected neighbourhood. Please visit the Greening Australia Our Park, Our Place project website for more information. To be part of the ongoing project, including educational workshops and planting days, please register so we can keep you up to date.


How can you get involved now?

Community consultation has now closed and we thank you for you participation in this initial phase of the project.

Please stay tuned to see how your feedback and ideas have been collated to produce a design within Groundlark Park.

If you have not had the chance to complete the survey please do so here and please subscribe to the project for updates in your inbox by entering your address in the stay informed tab.



  • Community consultation has now closed and we thank you for you participation in this initial phase of the project.

    Please stay tuned to see how your feedback and ideas have been collated to produce a design within Groundlark Park.

    If you have not had the chance to complete the survey please do so here and please subscribe to the project for updates in your inbox by entering your address in the stay informed tab.


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