The Cook Government is delivering $600,000 as part of an election commitment to improve the health and amenity of Perth's iconic river.
The Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest program is a $3 million initiative that has already funded restoration works of the Swan and Canning Rivers within the City of Gosnells and City of Bayswater.
This funding will allow the City of South Perth to create the Hurlingham Living Stream, similar to Lake Douglas and other freshwater bodies on the foreshore. The project will improve water quality entering the Swan Canning Estuary and enhance the riverpark's amenity.
The Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest program is part of the State Government's Kep Katitjin – Gabi Kaadadjan – Waterwise Perth Action Plan 2, which aims to establish Perth and Peel as leading waterwise communities by 2030. The program is led by the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions. To date the program has funded 14 projects worth a total of $2.3 million.