Our Park, Our Place: Groundlark Park, East Cannington

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The Our Park, Our Place project is back for 2021! There will be a range of workshops and planting days scheduled soon, which we will share with you here.


A collaboration between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest, this 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 each participating local government area, where Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


For Canning, we've chosen Groundlark Park in East Cannington! This is because 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 further tree canopy loss.


Groundlark Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. The 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 local residents 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?

Over the course of the next year there will be a number of community workshops, planting days and events held at Groundlark Park as we work with you to implement the concept design for your park.

To stay informed about upcoming events and workshops at Groundlark Park please subscribe via entering your email address in the 'stay informed' tab below.

To view the concept design and planting palette please head to the Document Library to the right of this page.

We look forward to seeing you in the park!



The Our Park, Our Place project is back for 2021! There will be a range of workshops and planting days scheduled soon, which we will share with you here.


A collaboration between the City of Canning, Greening Australia, The Behaviour Change Collaborative and Lotterywest, this 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 each participating local government area, where Greening Australia will work with local residents to create cool green spaces through tree planting.


For Canning, we've chosen Groundlark Park in East Cannington! This is because 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 further tree canopy loss.


Groundlark Park currently has less than 10% tree canopy, which makes it a high priority for planting trees and vegetation. The 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 local residents 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?

Over the course of the next year there will be a number of community workshops, planting days and events held at Groundlark Park as we work with you to implement the concept design for your park.

To stay informed about upcoming events and workshops at Groundlark Park please subscribe via entering your email address in the 'stay informed' tab below.

To view the concept design and planting palette please head to the Document Library to the right of this page.

We look forward to seeing you in the park!



  • Concept design is here!

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    Based on community feedback, a concept design has been developed for Groundlark Park, along with a list of selected plants. Head to the Document Library above to check them out.

    This design will be talked through by Greening Australia and City of Canning representatives at this Sunday's community day, so be sure to head along for delicious food, drinks and activities while learning all about the plans for Groundlark Park.

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    Have you checked out the Our Park, Our Place e-newsletter yet? Read the latest edition and subscribe here to receive all the information you need about the three parks included in the project.