- 2021-2022 Riverbank funding recipients announced
- Funds support protection and restoration of foreshores along the Swan and Canning rivers
The Swan and Canning rivers will benefit from almost $1.8 million in new funding for foreshore restoration projects as part of the McGowan Government's commitment to improve the health of the Swan Canning Riverpark.
The grants focus on projects that protect or enhance environmental, recreational and cultural values of the Swan and Canning Rivers.
Riverbank funding worth a combined $1,796,577 will go to 15 local foreshore land managers, and remaining funds will be negotiated with local government partners to ensure the protection of priority sites river-wide, in the latest round of grants.
The City of Belmont will receive more than $240,000 to upgrade and restore the Esplanade Foreshore. This will include the construction of a raised walkway, fishing platform and recreation areas.
The Shire of Mundaring, in partnership with the Helena River Primary School, will benefit from more than $43,000 to spend on foreshore rehabilitation along 300 metres of the Helena River.
Since the start of the program in 2002, more than $25.8 million has been contributed to 338 Riverbank projects around the Swan and Canning rivers.
Comments attributed to Acting Environment Minister Stephen Dawson:
"Over the years, the Riverbank Program has been essential in projects ranging from Bells Rapids to South Perth Foreshore.
"These initiatives have helped revitalise waterways through actions such as weed eradication and creating new habitats.
"Congratulations to this round's successful recipients. I look forward to seeing the difference these projects will make in our communities."
Environment Minister's office - 6552 5900
Project sites to receive for Riverbank Funding in 2021-2022
|Site Title / Location||Partner||Project Intent|
|Ferndale flats, Ferndale||City of Canning||Ecological restoration stage 2|
|Burswood Park foreshore, Burswood||Burswood Park Board||Foreshore upgrade|
|The Esplanade foreshore, Belmont||City of Belmont||Stabilisation and landscape upgrade|
|Melville Beach, Ardross||City of Melville||Foreshore restoration|
|Helena River foreshore, Helena Valley||Shire of Mundaring||Helena River rehabilitation|
|Clarkson Reserve, Maylands||City of Bayswater||Samphire restoration and managed inland retreat|
|Foreshore reserve 28307, Dalkeith||City of Nedlands||Greenway corridor development|
|Vanguard Terrace, East Perth||City of Perth||Riverbank stabilisation|
|Goolamrup Reserve, Araluen Walk Trail, Fancote Park extension and Martin Reserve||City of Armadale||Ecological restoration of the Canning River|
|Roley Pools||City of Armadale||Ecological restoration of the Roley Pools heritage walk trail|
|Burslem Drive bridge downstream, Southern River confluence, Jacqueline Drive and Astley Street within City of Gosnells||City of Gosnells||Ecological restoration of the Canning River|
|Mounts Bay Road, Perth||City of Perth||River wall repair|
|Heirisson Island, East Perth||City of Perth||River wall replacement|
|Salter Point Lagoon, Salter Point||City of South Perth||Erosion control and access management|
|Hinds Reserve, Bayswater||City of Bayswater||Foreshore restoration design|
|Peninsula Farm foreshore, Maylands||City of Bayswater||Design implementation (southern foreshore) and detailed design development (northern foreshore)|
|Sandy Beach, Bassendean||Town of Bassendean||Foreshore restoration plan|
|Canning River Regional Park - Treasure Paddock and Bacon Street, Ferndale||Regional Parks Unit, DBCA||Regeneration of native species through weed control|
|Prisoners Point, Shelley||City of Canning||Erosion management and revegetation|
|John Street, North Fremantle||City of Fremantle||River wall replacement|
|Northbank, North Fremantle||City of Fremantle||Foreshore stabilisation plan|
|Riverside Road, East Fremantle||Town of East Fremantle||River wall and river pool detailed design|