City of Mandurah seeks community opinion on wildlife

Why live in Mandurah?

There are lots of reasons – the great people, the beaches, the community spirit – all these are true – but the number one reason people love Mandurah is the environment.

A key part of the environment is the wildlife who share the environment.

Mandurah has some iconic, and some endangered species that need help to protect.

These species include of course the famous bottle nosed dolphins, the crabs and the pelicans.

But there are many species that are not so well know but are also important like the threatened phascogale, the quenda and the chuditch.

The City of Mandurah has a team dedicated to protecting and enhancing the natural environment but are keen to work with the community, to understand its priorities when it comes to allocating resources to do this important work.

“The more we work together as a community, the stronger and more connected our community becomes,” Mandurah mayor Rhys Williams said.

“This really is a case of giving the community a voice and an opportunity to contribute to making our living, working and playing environment a richer and better place.”

The City of Mandurah want to know what species the community really values and any ideas on protecting the environment.

For those interested in helping the City with this mission, they can attend a special workshop on July 26 at the City Civic Centre.

Bookings can be made by calling 9550 3941 or online at mandurah.wa.gov.au/

The City of Mandurah Facebook page is also holding a vote for the most iconic local animal.