Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Riverbank Grants Funding

The Department of Parks and Wildlife is pleased to announce the opening of the 2017-18 Riverbank Grant Funding round. Expressions of Interest are sought from local and State Government agencies managing land in the Swan Canning Riverpark to implement foreshore restoration and protection projects.

Funding is available for projects that address the following priorities:

  • Protection, enhancement and management of fringing indigenous vegetation and habitat to enhance the ecosystem structure and function of the foreshore.
  • Protection and enhancement of riverbanks to mitigate erosion that threatens the environmental, recreational, aesthetic or cultural values of the foreshore.
  • Improve enjoyment of the foreshore by addressing the risk to public amenity values, safety, infrastructure and environment.

Project funding is based on partnership arrangements and should include community participation where possible.

Grants funding process

Riverbank Grant Funding is a competitive process undertaken in two stages:

Stage One

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs). Project proposals which offer best value for money in addressing foreshore issues and achieving the desired outcomes for the river system will be selected. Funding for successful projects will be conditional at this stage.

Stage Two

Riverbank officers will work with successful applicants from Stage One to establish collaborative arrangements between parties. It is through the establishment of these arrangements that the final project details, including a project schedule, and detailed budget arrangements will be negotiated.

How to apply

Application period for the 2017-2018 Riverbank Grants Funding round opens 6 February 2017 and will run until 5pm 28 April 2017.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Best Management Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation Manual. This document aims to improve shore stabilisation management along the Swan and Canning rivers.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact a Riverbank officer for advice early in the project planning stage.

Please download and refer to the Riverbank Funding 2017-18 Application Guidelines and the Riverbank Funding Expression of Interest 2017-18 form.


Queries can be directed to Riverbank officers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephoning (08) 9278 0900.