Protecting Perth Riverbanks

Stephen Dawson MLC

The Government of Western Australia is investing $1 million to enhance environmental, recreational and cultural values in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Under the 2018-19 Riverbank Program, riverside land managers, such as local governments, will match the State Government’s contribution, equating to an overall $2 million investment in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Some examples of projects that will receive funding in 2018-19 include:

 

  • Replacement of the deteriorating river wall in Claisebrook Cove, East Perth;
  • Foreshore restoration at Freshwater Bay, which will include the construction of a rock headland and bank regrading and renourishment;
  • Restoration of the embankment in front of Woodbridge House on the Upper Swan River to control weeds, reinstate native vegetation and stabilize the foreshore.

Commenting the latest news, Environment Minister Stephen Dawson, said: “The Riverbank Program is continuing to improve Perth’s riverbanks and shorelines by mitigating threats to environmental and recreational values.”

“Funding will go to important site work including ecological protection, weed control, revegetation, erosion control and foreshore stabilization.

“These restoration projects will improve the health and amenity of the Swan Canning Riverpark by enhancing the natural environment and increasing the public enjoyment of a number of foreshores and riverbanks.”

Since 2002, more than $48.3 million has been invested in foreshore restoration projects at 266 Riverbank project sites.

 

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