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Riverbank Program to fund foreshore restoration projects

Canning River
Canning River Credit - Peter Nicholas
  • Riverbank funding to protect Swan and Canning rivers
  • Six local foreshore land managers to receive $324,774 in funding
  • A further $675,226 will be negotiated with local government partners 

The Swan and Canning Riverpark is set to benefit from $1 million in funding for foreshore restoration projects as part of the McGowan Government's commitment to improving the health of Perth's rivers.

Projects include the restoration and enhancement of the McCallum Park foreshore in the Town of Victoria Park, revegetation and erosion control measures at the foreshore adjacent to Windan Bridge in the City of Perth, and foreshore restoration works at Woodbridge Riverside Park in the City of Swan.

The Riverbank Program was introduced by the Gallop Labor Government in 2002 to fund foreshore restoration projects that improve the health and amenity of the Swan and Canning Riverpark.

As part of the program, local governments match the State Government's contribution of riverbank funding for foreshore works.

Since 2002, more than $38.5 million has been invested in foreshore restoration projects at 247 riverbank project sites on the Swan and Canning rivers.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"The Riverbank Program is just one of the ways this Government is protecting our Swan and Canning rivers.

"Funding will go to important site work including ecological protection, erosion control and foreshore stabilisation, which will increase the safety and amenity of the sites.

"These restoration projects will improve public enjoyment of a number of foreshores and riverbanks by increasing access and enhancing the beautiful natural environment."

Minister's office - 6552 5800

Last modified on Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:05