Cygnia Cove Natural Areas Restoration
Cygnia Cove is a residential estate located in the suburb of Waterford. The natural areas within and adjacent to the estate cover 5.4 hectares and include a foreshore reserve, retained wetland, constructed wetland, stormwater retention basin and a median strip. Cygnia Cove is home to a number of native species from different vegetation complexes.
Cygnia Cove natural areas are a significant and important part of the City of South Perth’s natural assets. The area has the largest freshwater wetland in the City and diverse foreshore remnant vegetation that includes a nationally-listed and threatened Saltmarsh community. The landscaped dryland areas provide additional natural and amenity value to the site. These habitats support a range of fauna including species of local, national and international conservation significance.
In addition to natural assets, Cygnia Cove has a rich cultural heritage with the site being an important ceremonial, knowledge sharing and hunting ground for Noongar people and a religious, agricultural and educational precinct for early European settlers.
Since April 2015, the City has been undertaking general maintenance, weed control and revegetation works at Cygnia Cove.
Maintenance and restoration works at Cygnia Cove are ongoing