Location: Eskdale Street and Peet Road 
Assessment No: 184703 
Reserve No: 39812 
Comments: Next to Hillendale Retirement Village. Many pathways run through this Reserve. 
History: This reserve was renamed in 2021 after the Chair of Roleybushcare Dr Ian Colquhoun who was the founding Chair of Roleybushcare.
Colquhoun Reserve (formerly Eskdale Reserve, R39812) is a small reserve (2.5 ha) managed by the City of Armadale. It is situated in the middle of Roleystone with signposted entrances on Eskdale Rd and Peet Rd; the best place to park is at the end of Eskdale Rd. The reserve was recently re-named in recognition of the contribution Ian Colquhoun made to the conservation of Roleystone bush reserves and to driving the development of dieback protocols in the City of Armadale. Ian was the founder of the Roleystone Dieback action Group now known as Roleybushcare. The reserve covers a remnant of well-preserved Jarrah-Marri forest with scattered Sheoak and Bull Banksia. For such a small reserve, there is a remarkable diversity of flora with at least 120 species of plants within the reserve, including at least 11 species of orchid.

For a full list of the plants with photographs and their identifying features go to the Roleybushcare Flora Database.




 map_eskdale.jpgThis map was supplied by the Environmental Officer from the City of Armadale.
The key to the maps are as below: Red line - firebreak Yellow line - walking track