Rivercare Millennium Kids

Rivercare - Millennium Kids

Round 4: Are YOU passionate about your patch?

The Swan and Canning rivers and their major tributaries are 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 the last three years in grant funding to community volunteer groups.

In 2021-22 a further $100,000 will be provided to community volunteer groups 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 will be required).

In the previous three years of funding 34 projects resulted in revegetation of foreshores along waterways in the Swan Canning Catchment and increased habitat for fish, native birds and other species dependent on waterways.