The Swan River Trust was created by the Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006. The Act is available on the Parliamentary Counsel's Office website. The Trust produces annual reports that describe the key achievements in the Swan Canning Riverpark.
The Trust's responsibilities include:
- developing policies (these policies can be downloaded from the Parks and Wildlife Service website)
- preparing strategic documents related to the management of the Swan Canning Riverpark
- overseeing the development and implementation of the Swan Canning River Protection Strategy
- providing advice and information on development around the rivers
The Trust has eight members, who usually meet every month to discuss Riverpark matters.
Facilitating appropriate land use and development around the Swan Canning Riverpark is a key responsibility of DBCA. Find out about:
- making a development application
- making a permit application
- making a commercial activity application
- development applications being assessed by DBCA
Alexandrium algal bloom caution
Alexandrium is a serious public health issue. Don’t eat mussels caught in the Swan or Canning rivers, and remove the head, guts (mustard) and gills of crabs before freezing, cooking or eating. For more information please visit: www.dbca.wa.gov.au/algal-bloom