Funding to protect Perth riverbanks

Funding to protect Perth riverbanks
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The State Government is investing $1 million to enhance environmental, recreational and cultural values in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Under the 2018-19 Riverbank Program, riverside land managers, such as local governments, will match the State Government's contribution, equating to an overall $2 million investment in the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Some examples of projects that will receive funding in 2018-19 include:

Replacement of the deteriorating river wall in Claisebrook Cove, East Perth;
Foreshore restoration at Freshwater Bay, which will include the construction of a rock headland and bank regrading and renourishment; and
Restoration of the embankment in front of Woodbridge House on the Upper Swan River to control weeds, reinstate native vegetation and stabilise the foreshore.
The Riverbank Program is administered by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. Funding of grants is an annual, competitive process with an open expression of interest.

Since 2002, more than $48.3 million has been invested in foreshore restoration projects at 266 Riverbank project sites.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:

"The Riverbank Program is continuing to improve Perth's riverbanks and shorelines by mitigating threats to environmental and recreational values.

"Funding will go to important site work including ecological protection, weed control, revegetation, erosion control and foreshore stabilisation.

"These restoration projects will improve the health and amenity of the Swan Canning Riverpark by enhancing the natural environment and increasing the public enjoyment of a number of foreshores and riverbanks."

Successful project sites to receive Riverbank Program funding in 2018-19:

Site Title/Location Partner Project Intent
Point Resolution Foreshore City of Nedlands Stabilisation and restoration of the Point Resolution Foreshore including erosion control, revegetation and weed control
Canning and Southern rivers in the City of Gosnells City of Gosnells Ecological restoration including revegetation and weed control at various locations along the Canning and Southern rivers
Canning River in the City of Armadale City of Armadale Ecological restoration including revegetation and weed control at various locations along the Canning River
The Esplanade, Freshwater Bay Shire of Peppermint Grove Construction of a headland and foreshore renourishment in Freshwater Bay
Centenary Avenue, Wilson City of Canning Foreshore revegetation and weed control, Centenary Avenue
Chidley Point Reserve Town of Mosman Park Embankment restoration including erosion control, revegetation and fencing
Canning River Regional Park Regional Parks Unit Improving the quality of foreshore vegetation including weed control and revegetation
Point Roe Park Town of Mosman Park Embankment stabilisation including erosion control and revegetation at Point Roe Park
Claisebrook Cove City of Perth River wall replacement
Spring Road, Thornlie City of Gosnells Weed control and revegetation
Bateman Park Foreshore City of Melville Weed removal and foreshore stabilisation
Woodbridge House Foreshore, Woodbridge National Trust WA Foreshore/embankment restoration works in front of Woodbridge House
Apex Park (Rowing Clubs) Foreshore TBC Foreshore stabilisation and enhancement
Mount Henry Spit City of South Perth Revegetation, weed control, renourishment and access control
Last modified on Friday, 14 September 2018 15:25