River Foreshore

Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2020 at 9:20:45 PM

A review of the condition of the Swan River foreshore and assets in the Town of Bassendean, including Point Reserve, Sandy Beach, Pickering Point, Success Hill and Ashfield Flats, will help develop a framework for its future management and investment.

The outcome will provide important advice to inform Council decisions and enable the community to have input into decisions about the future environmental and recreational needs such as erosion control, jetties and the like.

Mayor Renee McLennan said it was important for the Town to identify the existing and likely future planning and investment required to meet community expectations identified in the Strategic Community Plan to care for the river and provide high quality foreshore amenities for its community.

“A more holistic and integrated approach will give us a better understanding of community requirements and priorities, the state of the foreshore and health of the river,” she said.

“This will result in better management of the river and put the Town in a stronger position to compete for limited grant funding.”

This decision has been prompted by the removal of two structurally-damaged wooden jetties at Point Reserve.

More information, including opportunities for community participation, will be provided later in the year.

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