A Lotterywest grant totalling almost $500,000 will enable the City of Swan to redevelop the Swan Riverside Regional Park.
The park will be developed into a significant recreational facility in Midland to be enjoyed by 30,000 visitors each year.
Government Enterprises Minister Ljiljanna Ravlich was on the banks of the Swan River today to announce the $465,700 Lotterywest grant to the City of Swan that would enable the redevelopment.
“The park site is situated on an important system of local wetlands and watercourses and will provide an opportunity to integrate a range of community facilities on a central and highly accessible location,” she said.
The Lotterywest grant will be used to help in the development of river foreshore restoration and revegetation works, an interpretive centre feasibility study, wetland restoration works and soft paths through remnant bushland.
The Minister said the Lotterywest grant would enable key cultural, community, environmental and recreational aspects to be created on the iconic 100ha site.
“The Lotterywest grant is part of a significant project to redevelop the area to the west of the Midland Town Centre, which involves significant partnerships and commitments from State and Commonwealth Governments and the local business community,” Ms Ravlich said.
“In addition to this grant of $465,700, Lotterywest has also indicated an in-principle agreement towards a further $905,000 in 2008-09. This will bring the total Lotterywest support up to over $1,370,000.”
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