THE City of South Perth has completed natural areas restoration works at Cygnia Cove Residential Estate as part of collaborative arrangement between the City and the Department of Parks and Wildlife under the Proactive Riverbank Funding Scheme.
These restoration works included weed and erosion control works as well as revegetation within the wetlands and foreshore reserve.
Weed control with chemicals was reduced by using alternative methods such as manual weed removal, brush cutting, slashing and smothering of weeds with highdensity native plantings especially in the wetland areas.
As part of this project the City has undertaken a successful sedge planting trial in the retained wetland that resulted in a 100 per cent plant survival rate.
These restoration works add many benefits including stabilising wetland embankments, reduced vegetation fragmentation and minimisation of weed cover.
This, in turn, leads to improved water quality.