Grants available for Swan Canning Riverpark foreshore restoration

Local governments will share in up to $850,000 in funding as part of the State Government’s latest round of Riverbank grants.

  • Up to $850,000 in funding available for foreshore restoration and protection projects
  • Program has distributed almost $30 million to local governments since 2002
  • Planting, weed control, and revegetation among eligible projects

The program, introduced by the Gallop Government in 2002, has contributed almost $30 million to nearly 350 projects that have improved the health and amenity of the Swan Canning Riverpark.

Projects eligible for funding include revegetation, planting, weed control, and infrastructure that protects Swan Canning Riverpark’s environmental, recreational, and cultural values.

As part of the agreement, successful grant recipients must match State Government contributions, which has meant more than $60 million has been invested in foreshore restoration projects since the program was launched more than two decades ago.

Expressions of interest close Friday, 26 April 2024,  with information for potential applicants available here.

Comments attributed to Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

“The Swan and Canning Rivers are extremely important to Western Australians with their foreshores providing habitat for a broad range of native plants and animals.

“Our State Government has invested millions of dollars in restoring and protecting the Swan and Canning foreshore areas through the Riverbank funding program.

“These projects have helped ensure the Swan Canning Riverpark’s ongoing health and addressed environmental challenges through co-investment.”