Perth NRM CEO Keith Pekin and the Hon. Steve Irons met with City of South Perth Mayor and CEO at the Elderfield Wetlands yesterday to see how the Swan Canning River Recovery program will support environmental outcomes on the foreshore.
The City of South Perth will receive $120,000 over three years from the Swan Canning River Recovery Stage Three program, managed by Perth NRM with funding from the Australian Government.
The funds have been made available under the Swan Canning River Recovery Stage Three (SCRR3) Strategic Projects allocation, which is targeting the Middle Canning river system and tributaries.
The funding will support a range of activities and works, including:
- 60,000 Native seedlings over 3 years (Increased habitat / connectivity – reengaging seasonal wetland)
- National Tree Day Planting Event
- Multiple community events and opportunities for community to be involved.
- Improving natural amenity, environmental connectivity and habitat values.
Some activities are already underway, such as the installation of 12 Micro Bat boxes along the foreshore, which not only provide shelter to the Micro Bats, but assist in mosquito control as each bat can eat up to 1000 mossies a day!
All of these actions are assisting in the delivery of the City of South Perth’s long-term strategic plan for Sandon Park, the Dyarigarro Whadjuk Boodjar CLONTARF – WATERFORD – SALTER POINT FORESHORE MASTERPLAN.
The Swan Canning River Recovery Stage Three (SCRR3) is supported by Perth NRM, through funding from the Australian Government.