Garvey Park a Budget winner

Environment Minister Albert Jacob said the foreshore works at Belmont, Bayswater and South Perth were in partnership with local governments to significantly improve the shoreline conditions while boosting the river’s health. ‘We want people to enjoy our magnificent rivers and the abundance of recreational opportunities,’ Mr Jacob said.

‘The result of this funding will be improved access and safety for river users, cyclists and pedestrians.’

Eroded shoreline will be stabilised to enhance public access at Garvey Park in Belmont, and damaged river walls in the City of Bayswater will be replaced.

The Belmont funding, of up to $300,000, is stage three of a long-term project. River walls near the Mends Street Jetty in South Perth will also be replaced.

The $3 million allocation was in addition to the $1 million a year spent on the Riverbank program.

Belmont MLA Glenys Godfrey said the funding would ensure locals and visitors could enjoy the river and the park for years to come.

‘Garvey Park and the Swan River foreshore are very dear to our community, so I am pleased to see the continued funding for important stabilisation works and better public access,’ Mrs Godfrey said.