The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is pleased to announce the opening of the 2024-25 Riverbank Funding round. Expressions of Interest are sought from local and state government agencies managing land in the Swan Canning Riverpark to implement foreshore restoration and protection projects.

Read the media statement from the Minister for Environment.

Funding is available for projects that address the following priorities:

  • To protect and enhance riverbanks and shorelines to mitigate threats to environmental, recreational, aesthetic or cultural values;
  • To protect, enhance and manage fringing native vegetation and habitat; and
  • To improve enjoyment of the foreshore by addressing risk to public amenity values, infrastructure and the environment.

Grants Funding process

Riverbank Grants Funding is a competitive process undertaken in two stages:

Stage One

Call for Expressions of Interest (EOIs). Project proposals which offer best value for money in addressing foreshore issues and achieving the desired outcomes for the river system will be selected. Funding for successful projects will be conditional at this stage.

Stage Two

Riverbank officers will work with successful applicants from Stage One to establish collaborative arrangements between parties. It is through the establishment of these arrangements that the final project details, including a project schedule, and detailed budget arrangements will be negotiated.

How to apply

The application period for the 2024-25 Riverbank Grants Funding round opened on 14 February 2024 and will run until 4pm 26 April 2024. Please download and refer to the Riverbank Funding 2024-25 Application Guidelines and the Riverbank Funding Expression of Interest 2024-25 form.

Applicants are encouraged to refer to the Best Management Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation Manual. These documents aim to improve shore stabilisation management along the Swan and Canning rivers.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact a Riverbank officer for advice early in the project planning process.


Queries can be directed to Riverbank officers at or by telephoning (08) 9278 0900.

Riverbank funding

DBCA draft locality plans

Other DBCA draft locality plans

Best management practices for foreshore stabilisation