The Shire

Boyup Brook has a relaxed, rural lifestyle, within easy access of Perth, but far removed from the big city crowds, pollution, transport congestion, crime and inner city isolation. Boyup Brook offers those who wish to escape the complications of the city a more relaxed and less stressful style of living. With a mild Mediterranean climate, beautiful scenery, diverse lifestyle choices and close proximity to towns such as Bunbury, Busselton and Margaret River, it is an excellent place to live, work and play.

Large areas of the Boyup Brook Shire have been cleared for agriculture, however, areas of state forest, consisting mainly of remnant jarrah/ marri woodland, occupy the northern and southern portions of the Shire.  A large portion of the remnant jarrah/ marri forest in the south of the Shire is reserved for conservation purposes (Tone-Perup Reserve).

There is still considerable potential for tree farming in many of the cleared areas. DPWL (Dept. for Parks and Wildlife) considers land west of the 700 mm rainfall to be very suitable for both blue gums and pine plantations, providing soils are suitable.


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