THE City of Swan has planted almost 5000 seedlings as part of Swan River foreshore restoration works near Loder Way and Beverley Terrace in South Guildford.
Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City had a management plan and was “taking action to combat erosion and to restore the foreshore to a more stable, attractive and useable area”.
He said the City had received $26,000 from the Department of Parks and Wildlife’s riverbank program and the project was an example of both levels of government working together to protect the river and its banks.
Midland Guildford ward councillor Daniel Parasiliti said the revegetation encouraged weed control. About 80m of foreshore had been stabilised so far.
“We are using a combination of revegetation and foreshore stabilisation techniques, including the brush walling technique, which includes creating ‘logs’ with brushes from plants like melaleuca and securing them along the riverfront with timber stakes,” he said.
“This gives the plants a chance to establish themselves and, as they grow, their roots help to stave off erosion.
“Riverbank funding will enable us to continue revegetation efforts on the site with more native trees, shrubs, rushes and sedges, which enhance biodiversity, help stabilise the soil and will provide habitat for native fauna.”