The South Perth foreshore of the Swan River is to be cleaned up and beautified by offenders serving community corrections work orders.
Corrective Services Minister Joe Berinson said work would begin tomorrow (Feb 2) and concentrate mainly on the gardens and Perth water foreshore along Sir James Mitchell Park.
"It is an ideal community corrections project," he said.
"Offenders will be repaying their debt to society in a practical way, doing very visible work which will benefit the entire community.
"It is intensive, employing up to 20 offenders at a time, and it will be a long-term, ongoing project.
"Also, it helps take the pressure off South Perth City Council staff, who cannot find the time to do this work."
Mr Berinson said the offenders would be mainly fine defaulters serving a work and development order, supplied by the Corrective Services Department's Maddington community corrections centre.
South Perth City Council would supply the supervision, transport and tools for the project.