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    12023: Swan Canning Water Quality Improvement Plan

    Urban stormwater drainage systems in Ellen Brook, Bayswater Brook and Southern River will be improved to reduce nutrient loads entering the Swan Canning. Courtesy Swan River Trust.
    Urban stormwater drainage systems in Ellen Brook, Bayswater Brook and Southern River will be improved to reduce nutrient loads entering the Swan Canning. Courtesy Swan River Trust.

    This project aims to improve water quality in the Swan and Canning rivers through a series of priority nutrient reduction activities, consistent with the strategies of the Fertiliser Partnership and based on recommendations in the Swan Canning Water Quality Improvement Plan.

    Ellen Brook, Bayswater Brook and Southern River are the highest priority sub-catchments as they contribute the largest nutrient loads to the Swan Canning. They will be targeted with:

    • revegetation and maintenance of foreshore areas
    • improvements to and evaluation of urban stormwater drainage systems
    • trials of soil amendments

    Other activities aimed at improving fertiliser management and efficiency will be delivered across all sub-catchments of the Swan Canning river system. These include:

    • promoting sustainable garden practices
    • property planning workshops
    • Fertiliser Wise training for urban land managers
    • fortnightly water quality monitoring of all sub-catchment outlets (31 in total)

    Guidelines for the establishment and maintenance of turf will also be reviewed with industry partners.

    Investment: $ 1 500 000
    Delivery organisation: Swan River Trust
    Project duration: October 2012 - June 2015
    Location: Swan Canning Catchment

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