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Banksia cuneata, illustrated above, is a declared rare and priority species. Quairading is one of only three shires were Banksia cuneata still grows. There were six healthy specimens, despite the drought conditions in Cuneata Park, a 1 hectare reserve in the townsite of Quairading. The Department of Conservation and Environment (DEC) inspected the plants. It was decided to apply for funding from the Avon Catchment Council (now Wheatbelt NRM) in 2009 to implement the management plans for Cuneata and McLeay Parks developed with assistance from DEC, and the Shire of Quairading Works and Services Team and the Natural Resource Management Officer.

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