Riverbank Grants Funding

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is pleased to announce the opening of the 2020-21 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:

  • To protect and enhance riverbanks and shorelines to mitigate threats to environmental, recreational, aesthetic or cultural values;
  • To protect, enhance and manage fringing native vegetation and habitat; and
  • To improve enjoyment of the foreshore by addressing risk to public amenity values, infrastructure and the environment.

Grants Funding process

Riverbank Grants 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 2020-21 Riverbank Grants Funding round opens 25 February 2020 and will run until 5pm 1 May 2020.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to - Best Management Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation Manual. 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 Riverbank Funding 2020-21 Application Guidelines and the Riverbank Funding Expression of Interest 2020-21 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.