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Grants awarded to community groups to protect river

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson with grant recipients from the Bannister Creek Catchment Group
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson with grant recipients from the Bannister Creek Catchment Group
  • 17 community groups receive funding in first round of Community Rivercare Grants
  • The not-for-profit volunteer groups will share $300,000 in 2018-19 

The McGowan Labor Government has today announced the first round of grant recipients for its Community Rivercare Program, which will see $900,000 allocated to community groups over three years via the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.

The funding will help deliver projects including foreshore restoration and riverbank erosion, reduction of nutrient inflows, native waterbird conservation, native fish habitat protection and restocking of native recreational fish species.

Grant projects which received funding in round one include:

  • Ellen Brook endangered native fish habitat enhancement;
  • Bannister Creek and Canning River Regional Park boundary enhancement;
  • Bardon Park environmental restoration works;
  • Astley River Park foreshore restoration;
  • Helena River restoration at north bank;
  • Helena Valley restoration west of Scott Street;
  • Attadale foreshore conservation and restoration of riparian vegetation; and
  • Piesse Gully weed control and revegetation. 

The full list of recipients is available at

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"By investing in this new program, the McGowan Labor Government is delivering on its election commitment to further recognise and support the important work undertaken by volunteers along river foreshores.

"Community groups are instrumental in protecting and enhancing the natural values of our rivers, and in turn increasing public enjoyment of vibrant recreational areas.

"Congratulations to the 17 groups that have received grants in this first round. I encourage groups to apply for further grants under round two of this program later this year, so we can continue to support these important projects."

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Last modified on Monday, 19 February 2018 10:37