Black Swan habitat underway at foreshore

News Update 5 May 2021
South Perth Foreshore Waterbird Refuge

A project to create vital habitat for waterbirds is underway at South Perth Foreshore. The Black Swan Habitat project (previously referred to as the Waterbird Refuge) will repair damaged river walls and create a sheltered island for birds to nest.

The City has grown approximately 11,000 native plants and 20 trees for the project which are being tended to at our nursery until ready to be planted.

Construction of the habitat island has begun and will continue over the next few weeks. The island will create a safe sanctuary for waterbirds to take off and land on windy days when the water is rough.

During construction the footpath will be closed and a 500 metre section of bike path alongside the lakes will be shared by cyclists and pedestrians. We are asking pedestrians and cyclists to please be cautious while sharing the path. 

This important environmental project is part of our South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan and is jointly funded by the City and the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attraction’s Riverbank Program. 

Read more about the project.


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