New river wall to be built along Swan River near playspace


Councillor Ian Johnson. Picture: Matt Jelonek
Councillor Ian Johnson. Picture: Matt Jelonek

A NEW river wall will be built along the Swan River near the Woodbridge All Abilities Playspace.

The wall is part of City of Swan’s foreshore protection efforts.

Swan Mayor Mick Wainwright said the City had received a $34,000 grant from the Department of Parks and Wildlife.

“The Swan Regional Riverside Park, and in particular the Woodbridge Playspace, attracts visitors from all over the metropolitan area and we need to make sure this area can be enjoyed for many more years to come,” he said.

Midland Guildford ward councillor Ian Johnson said the City had commissioned a structural assessment on the existing wall to determine what works would be needed.

“We have engaged a contractor to develop a detailed design, cost estimates and bill of quantities for a new river wall and concrete reinforcement,” he said.

“A management plan, incorporating foreshore restoration from the original Blackadder Creek outlet to the canoe launching area near the Governor Stirling Senior High School boat shed will also be developed.

“This will provide for stabilisation works, bioengineering and revegetation, with the aim to keep the existing foreshore footprint, allow safe public access and to beautify the area.”