The Swan and Canning rivers are Perth icons. The Swan Canning Riverpark covers 72 square kilometres of river reserve and public lands and is an important habitat for plants and wildlife and renowned for its natural beauty and cultural and recreational significance.
The project plan
A program to create a network of trails along the Riverpark has been developed, to improve visitors’ connection with the rivers and their understanding and enjoyment of the park. The long-term plan also includes the installation of 19 interpretation nodes at key sites, to provide information about how the rivers evolved, their wildlife and their cultural history, using technology so visitors can hear Aboriginal elders tell Dreamtime stories of the surrounding area. Funding for the first six sites has been provided, with wooden deck structures linked to existing pathways in a way that provides seating, interpretation and improved foreshore access. The Parks Foundation aims to raise
$1 million for the installation of a further 10 nodes.