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Community Rivercare Program Funding

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.

We invite you to participate in the conservation of the Riverpark, ensuring community values for future generations.
The grant round is open from Monday 16 October 2017 and closes Monday 27 November 2017.
No late submissions will be accepted.
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