To reduce groundwater use, the City of Vincent has created a number of eco-zoned public areas by converting existing turfed areas into native garden areas, which use a lot less water.
The newly eco-zoned areas are designed to become self-sufficient within 1–2 years meaning they won't need any irrigation after this time.
before irrigation is not required
waterwise natives replace turf areas
How can you do this?
Eco-zoning allows the City to move forward with increasing biodiversity and habitat, without placing more pressure on valuable groundwater resources.
The City of Vincent is committed to reducing its groundwater use wherever possible without compromising on the quality of public open spaces.
While turf certainly has value and purpose within the City, underutilised turfed areas can often be converted into native gardens without any negative implications.
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The ideal spaces within parks, reserves and road reserves were identified then appropriate native species chosen for the space followed by planning and then converting the space.
Periodic monitoring of the newly converted spaces is conducted by various Park Officers to ensure the plants are thriving.
They also replant (if required) and the need for weed control is identified and carried out.
For more information on this case study please contact Jacqueline Parker at City of Vincent.
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