Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

Minister for Emergency Services; Innovation and ICT; Medical Research; Volunteering

    Riverbank funding to revamp Perth rivers and foreshores

    30/09/2021 5:10 PM
    • 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 / LocationPartnerProject Intent
    Ferndale flats, FerndaleCity of CanningEcological restoration stage 2
    Burswood Park foreshore, BurswoodBurswood Park BoardForeshore upgrade
    The Esplanade foreshore, BelmontCity of BelmontStabilisation and landscape upgrade
    Melville Beach, ArdrossCity of MelvilleForeshore restoration
    Helena River foreshore, Helena ValleyShire of MundaringHelena River rehabilitation
    Clarkson Reserve, MaylandsCity of BayswaterSamphire restoration and managed inland retreat
    Foreshore reserve 28307, DalkeithCity of NedlandsGreenway corridor development
    Vanguard Terrace, East PerthCity of PerthRiverbank stabilisation
    Goolamrup Reserve, Araluen Walk Trail, Fancote Park extension and Martin ReserveCity of ArmadaleEcological restoration of the Canning River
    Roley PoolsCity of ArmadaleEcological restoration of the Roley Pools heritage walk trail
    Burslem Drive bridge downstream, Southern River confluence, Jacqueline Drive and Astley Street within City of GosnellsCity of GosnellsEcological restoration of the Canning River
    Mounts Bay Road, PerthCity of PerthRiver wall repair
    Heirisson Island, East PerthCity of PerthRiver wall replacement
    Salter Point Lagoon, Salter PointCity of South PerthErosion control and access management
    Hinds Reserve, BayswaterCity of BayswaterForeshore restoration design
    Peninsula Farm foreshore, MaylandsCity of BayswaterDesign implementation (southern foreshore) and detailed design development (northern foreshore)
    Sandy Beach, BassendeanTown of BassendeanForeshore restoration plan
    Canning River Regional Park - Treasure Paddock and Bacon Street, FerndaleRegional Parks Unit, DBCARegeneration of native species through weed control
    Prisoners Point, ShelleyCity of CanningErosion management and revegetation
    John Street, North FremantleCity of FremantleRiver wall replacement
    Northbank, North FremantleCity of FremantleForeshore stabilisation plan
    Riverside Road, East FremantleTown of East FremantleRiver wall and river pool detailed design