Review of Kings Park and Botanic Gardens

CASE STUDY: Policy, Plans and Operations

A review of the Kings Park and Botanic Gardens was carried out by a three person team.  Mark Richardson was a part of that team who have had extensive experience in the management and development of botanic gardens and chaired the review.  It was for consideration by the Botanic Garden and Park Authority’s Board of Management and to guide its consideration for the next iteration of the Western Australian Botanic Garden Masterplan. It was conducted over four days at the Kings Park site. 

The purposes of the review included:

  • To determine if and to what extent the managing Authority has delivered on the guiding vision for the Botanic Garden as identified by the Premier Sir David Brand in 1962, the 1963 Master Plan and subsequent planning documents.
  • To determine if and to what extent the managing Authority has delivered on key botanic garden functions including scientific research, conservation, collection and display and education.
  • To identify activities and infrastructure required to deliver key functions of the Western Australian Botanic Garden over the next 50 years.