A CLARKSON developer has opened access to the second stage of a 13ha conservation area in Catalina estate.
The retained bushland east of Marmion Avenue includes walking and cycle trails. Satterley opened the northern section in August 2016.
It has now completed the southern section of the biodiversity conservation area, which contains parrot bush, pearl flower, chenille honey-myrtle, grass trees, yellow buttercups and solar fire daisies.
There are also more than 30 fauna species found in the area, predominantly birds.
Chief executive Nigel Satterley said the developer was committed to protecting and enhancing the natural environment around the estate.
“This quality remnant vegetation is a habitat for important birds like the Carnaby’s black cockatoo, which is protected by Commonwealth legislation,” he said.
“We want to ensure Catalina is an idyllic and tranquil community for the native species, as it is for our residents.”
About 15 per cent of the estate is reserved as public open space, including landscaped parks and picnic areas, sporting fields and protected habitat for local birds, plants and animals.
In May, Catalina received recognition for sustainability through the UDIA EnviroDevelopment program.
Tamala Park Regional Council, which includes the cities of Joondalup, Perth, Stirling, Vincent and Wanneroo and the towns of Cambridge and Victoria Park, is developing the estate with Satterley as the sales agent.