Sustainability and Awareness
Fairbridge acknowledges its responsibility to past, present and future generations to protect and enhance the surrounding environment. All activities must embrace the notion of sustainability. This means that the natural environment, social and economic aspects are carefully considered prior to any implementation.
New Developments in Sustainability
Fairbridge is situated within an endangered woodland community. A project to conserve this area was commenced this year with two thirds of the works being completed to date. This includes repairs and extension of an existing boardwalk through the area, weed management trails and the inclusion of interpretive signs for visitors.
A long term management plan is currently being developed to manage the woodland and most importantly to protect the Synaphea species which is Priority 1 rare flora. The woodland also supports populations of Black Cockatoos both Red tailed and Baudin’s Cockatoo both of which are rare or threatened.
The majority of works have been carried out directly in front of the entrance to the new reception at Exeter by the Conservation and Land Management Trainees. These works have been funded by a Community Conservation Grant from the Department of Conservation and Land Management.