Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) manages Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park, two of Perth's most accessible and significant natural areas, cherished by residents and visitors alike.
BGPA is part of the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, which was formed on 1 July 2017. The Minister responsible for the Authority is Hon Stephen Dawson MLC, Minister for the Environment and Minister for Disability Services.
BGPA is led by Chief Executive Officer Mark Webb, who is also the Director General for the department, and Executive Director Alan Barrett. The Board of Management has been the governing body of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority since the Authority was established.
Nearly 150 staff are employed by the Authority, including permanent, part-time, casual and contract staff.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park are managed under the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998 and Regulations 1999. These can be downloaded from the Parliamentary Counsel's Office website.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden is Western Australia’s premier tourist destination. It showcases the Western Australian Botanic Garden, many important memorials, landscaped recreational parklands, playgrounds and cafes and a significant area of remnant bushland.
Bold Park is an A-class reserve of coastal bushland set aside for its outstanding conservation, landscape and recreation values. Covering 437 hectares, it is one of the largest bushland remnants in the metropolitan area of the Swan Coastal Plain.