Elderfield Wetlands footpath upgrade

News Update 1 December 2021
CWSP Elderfield Wetlands Parks and Reserve works

As part of our Elderfield Wetlands rehabilitation project, the City is upgrading the path that runs from Salter Point Pde to the Curtin University Boat Club at Sandon Park. The new 2.5m wide concrete path will replace an old limestone track to allow safer and easier access alongside the wetland. It will close a gap in the foreshore path network.

Works will start in January 2022 and are expected to take one week to complete. There will be a detour in place for pedestrians during construction and we are asking the community to please be follow the signage and take care when walking in the area. 

The rehabilitation of Elderfield Wetlands is a three year project as part of the Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Foreshore Masterplan. The 4 hectare wetland area is home to more than 74 bird species and is a vital part of the natural environment in our City.

Work started in February 2021 with the removal of grass that was prone to winter flooding. Reticulation was no longer required and has been removed, saving on watering costs. More than 30,000 native sedges and rushes were planted during winter to help restore valuable habitat with support from Perth NRM through funding from the Australian Government

Further works will include the creation of a nature play and interpretation node; improvement of the area surrounding Elderfield open storm water drain; and installation of 12 habitat structures including bird boxes, bat boxes and a bird hide. Weed control will be undertaken quarterly to ensure the success of the habitat restoration.

The Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Foreshore Masterplan provides a consolidated management strategy recognising the ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area.

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