Town of Bassendean receives further funding through the Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest Program

Published on Thursday, 21 December 2023 at 11:37:16 AM

In March 2021, the McGowan Government committed $3 million in funding over four years (2021-22 to 2024-25) to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA) Swan Canning Riverpark Urban Forest program. The program is an initiative that allows DBCA to deliver priority projects which improve ecosystem health, amenity value and use of the Riverpark and connected landscape. The program supports local and State government agencies to deliver urban forest restoration projects within the Riverpark and surrounds (including tributaries and drainage lines in the Swan Canning Catchment).

In early 2023, the Town received funding for projects at Success Hill Reserve and Bindaring Park, with the goals of improving the habitat value for native fauna, and improving the condition, structure, and function of urban forest ecosystems. The Town has recently been awarded further funding to continue these projects in 2024 and 2025.

2024 and 2025 project works at Success Hill Reserve include the removal of woody weeds and highly invasive weeds in the sloped area between the bushland and the river's edge, and replacement of these species with locally endemic tube stock.

2024 and 2025 project works Bindaring Park will include the extension of the living stream, a project started in the reserve in 2021. The Town partnered with La Salle College students to deliver revegetation works in Bindaring Park.



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