Belmont boosted by foreshore funds

Belmont also received $20,000 for the implementation of foreshore stabilisation works at Garvey Park.

Mayor Phil Marks said the City was delighted to receive the critical funding for the project, which would start this summer.

‘The project will protect 68 linear metres of foreshore adjacent to Ascot Racecourse containing large remnant trees of high retention value as well as an improved path linkage,’ Cr Marks said.

‘This is one of many restoration and stabilisation works planned along the Belmont foreshore.’

The two grants were among $910,000 of funding that Environment Minister Albert Jacob announced last week for rehabilitation projects throughout the Swan Canning Riverpark, part of which included a $500,000 grant to the City of South Perth for river wall replacement near Mends Street Jetty.

Mr Jacobs said similar financial support from councils and volunteers boosted the total value of the works to more than $1.8 million.