The City of South Perth recognises that successful environmental management must integrate urban and natural areas in a holistic manner because these areas are intimately linked.
The urban and natural environments of the City are inextricably linked. Urban stormwater catchments discharge into the Swan River impacting the natural environment. Weeds and other pests from highly modified urban landscapes encroach into bushland areas. Street trees and verges provide an opportunity for green corridors to be established, to link remnants of bushland and to enable wildlife to move across the City.
Strategic Environmental Management
The City takes a strategic approach to environmental management to inform its resources, programs and activities. A number of strategic management plans form a consolidated environmental management strategy that shapes the City’s management practices and actions for the natural environment.
Strategic Environmental Management Plans
Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Foreshore Masterplan
The Clontarf-Waterford-Salter Point Foreshore Masterplan was developed in 2019 to manage the City’s southern stretch of foreshore from Clontarf through to Waterford and Salter Point. The Masterplan provides a consolidated management strategy recognising the ecological, cultural and recreational values of the area.
For more information visit the CWSP project page.
South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan
The South Perth Foreshore Strategy and Management Plan aims to balance the competing demands for the use and development of the precious South Perth Foreshore reserve and regional open space, with the need to conserve and enhance a functional healthy river and foreshore environment.
For more information visit the South Perth Foreshore project page.
Kwinana Freeway Foreshore Management Plan 2014
The Kwinana Freeway Foreshore Management Plan 2014 (KFFMP) covers the management of the foreshore from Mount Henry Bridge to the Narrows Bridge. It outlines values of the foreshore, sets long term goals to address the issues that the western foreshore will face in the future and identifies and prioritises projects and works to be undertaken to meet the goals. The KFFMP also includes the City’s adaptation response to anticipated climate change impacts on the foreshore.