Windfall for river wall replacement

Image: File photo.
Image: File photo.

The City has received $500,000 for river wall replacement near the Mends Street Jetty.

‘The $500,000 investment into the river wall replacement project in South Perth represents the first of two payments to meet the State Government’s election commitment to restore this high-use area of important public amenity value,’ Environment Minister Albert Jacob said.

‘The remaining funding to complete the project will be provided in time for the works to be finalised by late next year.’

In the lead-up to the election, the State Government promised to fund $1.35 million to South Perth river wall replacements.

City of South Perth Mayor Sue Doherty said they acknowledged they received funding through the lobbying effort of South Perth MLA John McGrath.

‘Funding is needed in the Mends Street area for the replacement of approximately 300 metres of wall, together with construction of a promenade, lighting and furniture,’ she said.

‘The City will match the Government funding to ensure that the work can be done at one time to maximise the value of funds available,’

Mr McGrath said he appreciated the efforts of the minister in finding some funding for the river walls project after it was overlooked in this year’s State Budget.

‘However, I will continue to press for the remaining funds to be made available by the State Government so that this important project can be completed,’ he said.