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Native Plant Subsidy Scheme

Each year the City of Nedlands and WESROC offers subsidised native seedlings to residents and businesses.

The aim of the plant subsidy scheme is to promote the use of native plants in private gardens. The benefits of using native seedlings include the creation of an attractive, low maintenance water-wise garden that supports our native birds and butterflies.

The plant subsidy scheme supports the Western Suburbs Greening Plan. The greening plan is based on the following principles:

  • Maintaining and enhancing existing remnant bushlands within urban and suburban areas;
  • Joining remnant bushland through vegetated green corridors;
  • Creating additional habitat areas where possible; and
  • Creating public open space, streetscapes, gardens and privately owned land that help contribute to the creation of green corridors.

Subsidised seedlings at a cost of $1.50 each are available from APACE nursery in North Fremantle who have staff on hand to help with plant selection. The plant subsidy scheme is usually held during the month of May to allow seedlings to establish during the wetter cooler months.

The City also encourages residents and business to establish native plants on roadside verges.


2018 Native Plant Subsidy Scheme a big success

The WESROC Native Plant Subsidy Scheme has done it again – topping last year’s highest amount of plants sold since the program began in 2008. This year a total of 15,449 plants were sold, an increase of 1,708 plants sold in 2017. 

Five of the seven participating local governments sold out with three local governments increasing the initial amount of plants available due to overwhelming community support. We hope the community will continue to support the scheme, recognising the benefits of native plants and providing green corridors throughout the WESROC region.

2019 Update

In 2019, the WESROC Native Plant Subsidy Scheme (NPSS) continued to grow supplying a further 15,992 native plants to residents within the WESROC area. This continuing support demonstrates the community will to protect and extend green corridors across private land encouraging protection of our unique flora and fauna. The total number of plants supplied through this scheme now rises to an impressive 145,509 plants since 2008.