State Government funds Milyu reserve rehabilitation

The State Government has provided $10,000 in funding for Milyu Reserve, South Perth,

adjacent to the Kwinana Freeway, to improve the Swan river foreshore.

South Perth residents will have improved access to the Swan River at Milyu Reserve through a joint foreshore stabilisation project by the Swan River Trust and the Department of Environment and Conservation (DEC).

The State funding has been provided through the Trust’s Riverbank Grant Scheme. The landowner, Department of Environment and Conservation, has also provided equivalent funding for foreshore improvements in the area.

Member for South Perth, John McGrath MLA said the Riverbank Grants Scheme had already improved riverbank stabilisation in Milyu Reserve and further works were continuing in the area.

“Milyu Reserve is a priority area for foreshore restoration and this funding will protect the existing natural asset along the river bank,” Mr McGrath said.

“Funding was used for revegetation, erosion control and will improve controlled access for residents utilising the area.”

Native plants will be planted in an effort to increase foreshore stabilisation and reduce weeds.

New fencing will also be installed around revegetated areas to give pedestrians access but minimise damage to newly planted vegetation.

“Funding is essential to these projects and the Riverpark is a shared responsibility of the State and local government,” Mr McGrath said.

The Swan River Trust through State Government funding has provided $650,000 for 13 priority local projects to improve the Swan and Canning river foreshores.

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