Proposal to name reserve as Ted Love Conservation Park

Invitation to Comment.

Closed: 4 October 2019 5:00pm

Ted Love land

Proposal to name Reserve 23793 (Lot 214) as Ted Love Conservation Park

This naming proposal seeks to recognise the contribution and legacy left by Ted Love to the community through his active ties to the reserve, landcare practises, environmental conservation and sustainability work within the Shire of Serpentine Jarrahdale.

Reserve 23793 (Lot 214) is an environmentally significant 29108mparcel of Crown Land bounded by Mundijong Road and Duckpond Roads in Oldbury. The reserve contains a conservation category wetland, threatened ecological communities and a priority flora species.

Comments of support or objection are welcome until 5pm, Friday 4 October 2019. Comments can be submitted in writing via email to  or by post to 6 Paterson Street, Mundijong 6123.

About Ted Love

Ted Love

Family History

Edward and Annie Love settled in Oldbury upon emigrating from England in the early 1920’s. They had two children, Nancy and Ted in the 1930’s. Duck Pond Farm located on Duckpond Road in Oldbury was originally established as a small dairy farm. Over the following 70 years, the farm was built up by the family, changing over to beef farming by Ted in the 1990’s. After Ted's passing in 2015, the family continue to run the farm.

Ted completed an agricultural degree, returning to work the farm and grew strong connections and commitment to the community.

The Love family farm – Duck Pond Farm is located adjacent to the reserve.

Connection to Reserve 23793 (Lot 214)

A passionate landcare practitioner on his own property, Ted extended these practises into the nearby reserve.  He was an active contributor to the Serpentine Jarrahdale Land Conservation District Committee from its inception in 1988 to his passing in 2015.

In 2005, Ted assisted with the fencing of the Reserve, including making the gate.

In 2012, Ted worked with Landcare SJ to install and monitor 2 cockatoo nest boxes at the Reserve for the Endangered and Vulnerable species of WA Forest Black Cockatoos.

2012-2014 Ted was directly involved with a project with Landcare SJ, which saw activities such as weed control, seed collecting and revegetation undertaken on the Reserve with funding from South West Catchments Council.

Ted Love took this reserve under his care for many years of his life and regularly undertook management activities such as spraying weeds and installing firebreaks each year.

Community Involvement

The following is a snapshot of Ted’s community involvement spanning a large portion of his life.

  • Mundijong Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade – joined 1977 and maintained membership until his passing in 2015,
  • Land Conservation District Committee member - 1988 to 2015.
  • Fire Control Officer for Mundijong area for 37 years,
  • Landcare Australia’s Landcare Hero Honour Roll 2015,
  • Members of the Shire’s Reserves Working Group from 2004 to 2014.

Ted’s experience supported the SJ Shire’s Roadside Care Volunteers to maintain and enhance reserves along Mundijong Road (including Reserve 23793) providing an invaluable floristic and habitat linkage between the Darling Scarp and the eastern banks of the Serpentine River.

Comments of support or objection are welcome until 5pm, Friday 4 October 2019. Comments can be submitted in writing via email to or by post to 6 Paterson Street, Mundijong 6123.