Fund­ing boost for Perth rivers

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

LO­CAL groups will re­ceive $400,000 in grants to help pro­tect the Swan and Can­ning River sys­tem as part of the Aus­tralian Gov­ern­ment’s $1 mil­lion in­vest­ment in the Swan Can­ning River Re­cov­ery Pro­gram through the Na­tional Land­care Pro­gram.

The grants were an­nounced re­cently in Sal­ter Point by Perth Nat­u­ral Re­source Man­age­ment (NRM) and will help the rivers’ ecosys­tems through weed con­trol, restora­tion and man­age­ment of high pri­or­ity fore­shore and catch­ment ar­eas.

Swan MHR Steve Irons said Perth NRM would sup­port lo­cal groups to carry out im­por­tant on- ground works to ad­dress some of the cru­cial en­vi­ron­men­tal is­sues fac­ing the re­gion.

“Perth NRM has a proven track record in man­ag­ing projects that con­sis­tently de­liver good en­vi­ron­men­tal out­comes in the Perth re­gion,” he said.

The pro­gram is also con­trol­ling the prob­lem wa­ter weed Hy­dro­cotyle in the Can­ning River catch­ment.

Swan MHR Steve Irons with stu­dents from Aquinas Col­lege.

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