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Are YOU passionate about your patch?

The Swan and Canning rivers and their major tributaries are focal features of Perth’s landscape. They are prized for their natural values, recreational opportunities and cultural and social importance.

It is a resilient river system but despite its stunning vistas and serene foreshores, these areas are under pressure and the McGowan Labor Government has responded to these challenges by committing $900,000 over three years in grant funding to community volunteer groups.

The proposed funding to community volunteer groups aims to conserve the natural, cultural and social amenity values of the rivers, tributaries and urban drains within the Swan Canning Catchment. This will be achieved through projects that deliver:

  • Habitat improvement for birds and/or other species dependent on waterways
  • Foreshore revegetation and weed control
  • Bank stabilisation to repair or prevent foreshore erosion
  • Water quality improvement
  • Native fish habitat improvement and native fish restocking (approval from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) will be required).

community rivercare program

Photo: Volunteers planting along the foreshore of the Swan River.

Round one recipients 2018-19

  • The Baigup Wetland Interest Group for their project Managing Wetland Salinity for Improved Fauna Habitat at Baigup will receive $ 25,271.
  • The Friends of Bennett Brook for their project Bandicoot East Riparian Restoration and Habitat Improvement Project will receive $29,442 over three years.
  • The Bannister Creek Catchment Group for their project Enhancement of the Bannister Creek & Canning River Regional Park Boundary will receive $57,750 over three years.
  • The Bardon Park Friends Group for their project Bardon Park Friends Group Environmental Restoration Works will receive $38,115 over three years.
  • The Blackadder/Woodbridge Catchment Group Inc for their project Blackadder Creek Foreshore Revegetation and Habitat Improvement Project will receive $29,970 over three years.
  • The Canning River Residents Environment Protection Association Inc for their project Lower Canning River Habitat Corridor Revegetation will receive $8,624 over three years.
  • The Ellen Brockman Integrated Catchment Group for their project Enhancing Endangered Native Fish Habitat in the Ellen Brook will receive $117,370 over three years.
  • The Friends of Astley River Park for their project Restoration of the Astley River Park Foreshore will receive $36,055 over three years.
  • The Friends of Claughton Reserve for their project Claughton Reserve Wetland Restoration will receive $8,662.
  • The Friends of Lion Mill Creek for their project Restoring Lion Mill Creek Mt Helena - Stage 2 will receive $30,526 over three years.
  • The Friends of Piesse Brook for their project Piesse Gully Weed Control and Revegetation 2018-2021 will receive $31,682 over three years.
  • The Friends of Pioneer Park for their project Heritage Trail Mount Helena Waterway and Riparian Rehabilitation will receive $10,000 over three years.
  • The Helena River Catchment Group for their project Helena River Restoration Project - North Bank will receive $59,983 over three years.
  • The Katharine Street River Gang for their project Helena Valley Restoration - West of Scott Street will receive $34,563 over three years.
  • Millennium Kids Inc for their project Wetland Warriors will receive $15,513 over three years.
  • Ozfish Unlimited for their project Restoring the Canning Rivers Natural Habitat will receive $21,175.
  • The Swan Estuary Reserves Action Group for their project Conservation and Restoration of Riparian Vegetation along Attadale Foreshore will receive $38,280 over three years.