In an effort to promote the establishment of native gardens and waterwise practices, The City of Kwinana runs an annual seedling subsidy scheme.

With council funding, Kwinana residents are able to purchase subsidised native plants and seedlings from $1.50 each.

Key achievements

  • 13,000 litres saved annually
  • Subsidies on native plants

Why we acted

"People are increasingly aware of the water saving and environmental benefits of growing local native plants and this scheme makes it easier for residents to source a range of these plants for their gardens" City of Kwinana.

With households using up to 71% of public water, the City of Kwinana understands the crucial need for residents to reduce their water use. By running the seedling subsidy scheme, the City demonstrates its leadership in improving water efficiency and conversation.

How we did it

The subsidy scheme is available to all residents of the City of Kwinana and advertised through the City’s newsletter, The Spirit of Kwinana, the local newsletter and the City’s Facebook page.

Each year residents are invited to purchase up to 40 plants per household at the annual Kwinana Heritage Event.

The seedlings available are all local native species that will grow easily and make a colourful and attractive addition to gardens.

City of Kwinana Seedling subsidy sale