Outcome 1: Awareness and appreciation of recreation and tourist resources and cultural heritage for visitors’ enjoyment.
The level of visitor satisfaction with Kings Park and Botanic Garden facilities and the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
The level of visitor satisfaction with Bold Park and facilities.
The percentage change in the number of cultural events held at Kings Park and Botanic Garden compared to previous years.
The percentage change in the number attending customer awareness and education forums held at Kings Park and Botanic Garden compared to previous years.
The increase in attendees at customer awareness and education forums is a result of the development of new programs linked to the new national curriculum and the ability to present more programs following the completion of the Kings Park Education Centre.
The cost of holding education forums in Kings Park and Botanic Garden was significantly higher than forecast due to initial costs associated with the new Education Centre facility.
Bold Park experienced an increase in the percentage change in the number of visitors in 2012/13 compared to the previous year due to an unexpected increase in the number of vehicles entering. This may be attributed to higher levels of regular promotion of Bold Park in newspapers, websites and newsletters during the year.
Outcome 2: Conservation and enhancement of Western Australian bushland and other flora.
Percentage of Declared Rare Flora (DRF) species in living collections in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, compared to the known number of DRF species in Western Australia.
Percentage of accessions in botanical displays in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Percentage of accessions lost in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
The presence of 15 nominated perennially evident native plant species, which are the most vulnerable taxa within each Kings Park and Bold Park bushland.
Number of common native plant species in Bold Park in areas with high levels of management compared to areas with low levels of management.
Weed cover in high intensity management areas compared to low intensity management areas in Bold Park.
Number of representative native plant taxa in Kings Park bushland.
Number of representative native plant taxa in Bold Park bushland.
There was an increase of 360 in the total number of accessions alive from the previous year. This resulted in a decrease of 2% in the percentage of accessions on botanical display to 33%. The increase in total accessions alive demonstrates the success of the field collection program in obtaining additional seed and other plant material from across Western Australia that are placed in storage for future propagation and display.
Average cost of representative native plant taxa in Kings Park bushland.
Average cost of representative native plant taxa in Bold Park bushland.
Average cost per research grant project administered.
Percentage change in number of refereed scientific publications published per CF position compared to previous years.
There was an increase of one species in the number of native plant taxa in Kings Park bushland. The variance compared with budget is due to expenses being lower than forecast.
The increase in the average cost per research grant project between the 2012/13 budget and the 2012/13 actual is a result of increased costs associated with the change in staffing of some of the projects.
The large fluctuation in the number of refereed scientific publications published per government funded position is a reflection of the stage and complexity of research projects in any given year.
For more detailed information refer to the Key Performance Indicators section in this report.