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Healthy Rivers Action Plan

The Healthy Rivers Action Plan (HRAP) [ PDF Document 7.8 MB ] was released by the Swan River Trust in 2008 as a 5 year, $40 million plan to protect the environmental health and community benefit of the Swan and Canning rivers by improving water quality. It will achieve this by:

  • reducing nutrients and other contaminants
  • minimising sediment loads entering the rivers
  • increasing oxygen levels in the rivers
  • protecting and rehabilitating foreshores

Eight programs are implemented to drive a more integrated approach for future river management, including:

Although the Trust leads the delivery of the HRAP, the importance of working partnerships with state government agencies, local government, regional and sub regional natural resource management group, industry and the community is a key component in the success of the program. The Trust is committed to informing stakeholders and the community of progress in achieving the responses in the HRAP and annually delivers a Healthy Rivers Action Plan Achievements ReportPDF Document 2.5 MB ]. This report provides an update on the achievements for the year, the priorities for the next year and progress against the key performance indicators.

The Healthy Rivers Action Plan is currently being independently evaluated. For information please contact the Swan River Trust on info@swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au or (08) 9278 0900.

Black swan and ducks on the river