Riverbank Grants Funding

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is pleased to announce the opening of the 2019–20 Riverbank 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.

Funding process

Riverbank 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 2019–20 Riverbank Funding round opens 1 March 2019 and will run until 5pm 12 April 2019.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Best Management Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation Manual (available for download below). These documents aim 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 process.

Please download and refer to the docxRiverbank Funding 2019–20 application guidelines296.12 KB and the docxRiverbank Funding 2019–20 expression of interest form78.02 KB.


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.