Very exciting news! The draft concept design for the bushland restoration of the Kent Street Sandpit has been released for public feedback. All Friends of JIrdarup Bushland should have their say and help make this visionary project a reality. Follow this link yourthoughts.victoriapark.wa.gov.au/kentstreetsandpit
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The end of a year and the start of another brings the opportunity to wish you season’s greetings and good wishes. May your holidays and New Year be filled with joy and happiness.

Thanks for supporting FoJB through an incredible 2021. In January our group was awarded the Town of Victoria Park's “Community Citizen of the Year Award” in recognition of over 21 years of community service. I feel honoured to be chairing this enthusiastic dream team.

And we didn’t stop there. The Committee gained three shiny new members and worked full steam ahead throughout the last 12 months. With COVID dominating the news around the world here in WA we were fortunate enough to be spared from most of it. We were able to hold our popular “Walk&Talk” events at Jirdarup and did lots of landcare activities in the bush. Highlights definitely were the photo competition/exhibition “Images of Jirdarup 2021” and progress towards the Kent Street Sandpit Restoration concept design with the Town of Victoria Park.

The Committee also received lots of support from you, the Friends of Jirdarup Bushland, throughout the year. A big thank you to everyone who came along to our activities and events and helped make this all happen.

Looking ahead at the looming new year we will have more community events, and the Kent Street Sandpit Restoration project will occupy most of our time in 2022. We would love you to join us on this exciting journey. Stay tuned.

Warm wishes to everyone, we hope you had a festive Christmas and we wish you a Happy New Year 2022.
Klaus Backheuer - Chair


Last night the Victoria Park Council approved the Draft Concept Design for the Kent St Sandpit to be released for public comment.
FoJB committee member Helen Brown spoke at the meeting in favour of the motion and urged Council to be mindful of the need to minimise impacts on the surrounding Bush Forever area of Kensington Bushland, which is also classified as Threatened Ecological Community.
This is a big milestone in the long campaign by the Friends of Jirdarup Bushland to have the Sandpit restored to its original bushland glory. Full credit to the Mayor and Councillors for their vision and commitment to improving our local environment.
The Draft Concept Design will go out for community consultation early in 2022. Stay tuned for updates!


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