The Swan Canning River Protection Strategy ensures coordinated management to help protect the Swan Canning Riverpark. It outlines agreed actions between the community, industry, government and non-government organisations.

The strategy:

  • guides investment and ensures the rivers are accessible for the community to enjoy
  • establishes coordinated management arrangements
  • is a long-term commitment to recognise and protect the Swan and Canning rivers

The Swan River Trust developed the strategy. It also reports on its operation and effectiveness to the Environment Minister. DBCA has a key role in implementing the strategy.

The strategy is a requirement of Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006. The act is available on the Parliamentary Counsel's Office website

A new Strategy is currently being prepared, following recommendations made in the Five Year Review.