New master plan for Swan and Canning rivers

Perth’s much-loved Swan and Canning rivers will remain vibrant and accessible for all West Australians under a new State Government strategy released today (Tuesday 20 October).

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the Swan Canning River Protection Strategy provided a master plan to guide investment, keep the rivers healthy and ensure they were accessible for the community to enjoy in the long term.

“For the first time, we have a whole-of-Government strategy that sets out a shared vision on what needs to be done to make sure our rivers are better protected while meeting the demands of a growing city,” Mr Jacob said.

“This strategy will better co-ordinate work between the government agencies involved in managing the rivers with the aim of improving benefits to the community and ensuring the rivers continue to be attractive and desirable places.

“This improved integration between agencies will lead to more efficient use of the State Government’s substantial investment in the management of our rivers with better outcomes for river health and community use and enjoyment.”

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