Perth waterways benefit from Community Rivercare Program grants

  • $200,000 in grants to 11 volunteer-based community groups
  • Round 6 of the Community Rivercare Program grants help a dozen projects
  • Projects will improve the health of the Swan Canning Riverpark

Almost $200,000 will be shared by 11 not-for-profit community groups across a dozen projects to improve the health of the Swan and Canning rivers.

Grants from Round 6 of the Community Rivercare Program will fund revegetation along the foreshore, weed control and habitat improvement for birds.

Eligible organisations could apply for grants between $3,000 and $30,000 for projects running up to three years.

The Community Rivercare Program has funded 76 projects across 39 volunteer-based community groups since 2018. The McGowan Government committed a further $4 million over four years in 2021.

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As stated by Environment Minister Reece Whitby:

“It’s fantastic we can support these community projects, and it’s great to see such dedicated volunteer groups leading the way to caring for our waterways.

“I congratulate these community groups on their success and it’s pleasing to see representation across a number of local councils.

“These projects will go a long way to improving our iconic rivers, helping safeguard our natural assets for future generations to enjoy.”

Community Rivercare Program Round 6 funded projects

GroupProject LocationGrant amount
Friends of Jorgensen ParkSpring Road Creek regeneration project.Kalamunda, City of Kalamunda$21,828.85
South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL)Improving water quality, habitat, and bank stability by restoring a degraded saltmarsh along the Canning River in Ferndale.Ferndale, City of Canning$18,681.30
Bannister Creek Catchment GroupMaintaining the confluence of Bannister Creek and the Canning River.Ferndale, City of Canning$18,559.20
Buddhist Society of WARestoration of the Canning River foreshore at Stocker Road, Roleystone.Kelmscott, City of Armadale$22,196.30
Friends of GabbiljeeExtending restoration area of Gabbiljee Reserve, Bull Creek.Bull Creek, City of Melville$19,484.20
SERCULEnhancing water quality, blue carbon habitats and bank stability by restoring degraded Canning River tidal flats along the Canning River in Adenia Park.Riverton, City of Canning$13,329.25
Jane Brook Catchment Group IncGill Street Reserve wildlife corridor.Parkerville, Shire of Mundaring$15,980.80
Friends of Maylands SamphiresSamphire restoration at Clarkson Reserve.Maylands, City of Bayswater$10,105.60
Trillion Trees AustraliaHelena River Hazelmere restoration project.Woodbridge and Hazelmere, City of Swan$17,284.61
Blackadder/Woodbridge Catchment Group IncBlackadder Creek wetland and foreshore recovery project.Viveash, City of Swan$12,480.00
Friends of Berringa Park WetlandsBerringa Park wetland revegetation, zone 9.Maylands, City of Bayswater$9,643.52
Susannah Brook Catchment GroupSusannah Brook Catchment Group’s non-chemical Watsonia control project.Gidgegannup, City of Swan$17,630.83

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