Nedlands Foreshore Management

The City of Nedlands (the City) is home to a beautiful stretch of river foreshore, extending from Broadway, around Point Resolution to Watkins Road. The river foreshore is highly valued and used by the local residents of Dalkeith, Nedlands, Crawley and Claremont as well as the wider Perth community.

This area of river foreshore is unique and varies considerably along its length from large open recreational spaces to narrow stretches directly abutting private residences.

What has happened so far

The City has been working in collaboration with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Riverbank Program to implement river foreshore restoration projects. The City and DBCA are now looking to establish a more strategic approach to guide long term planning and action through the development of a Foreshore Management Plan.

What is happening now

The City has engaged with consultants, Urbaqua, MP Rogers and Shape Urban, to prepare a Foreshore Management Plan for this project. A Foreshore Management Plan is a strategic document that guides the use, activity, development and environmental protection of the marine and physical environment within the foreshore area.

This Foreshore Management Plan will provide a framework for guiding the long-term management of the foreshore, specifically aiming to:

  • Ensure consistency with the DBCA Swan Canning River Protection Strategy which aims to establish a pathway to help conserve the natural, cultural and social amenity values of the Riverpark.

  • Create accessible and integrated public open spaces

  • Create sustainability benchmarks

  • Establish areas for different uses

  • Celebrate Aboriginal culture and foreshore history

  • Create partnership, education and training opportunities

  • Enhance Nedlands as a residential location of choice.

The City understands how important and well-used this area of foreshore is for passive and active recreation activities, both on land and in the river. As a result, the City will be undertaking extensive community and stakeholder engagement to inform the development of the Foreshore Management Plan to ensure it reflects community expectations.

The City acknowledges temporary repair works currently taking place along the foreshore. Such work may not be consistent with the longer-term planning for the area however to ensure public safety and the continued use of the foreshore, these works are necessary to be delivered at this time.

If you would like to be participate in community engagement opportunities and/or be kept informed, please refer to the 'Document Library', ‘Key Dates’ and 'Focus Group Meetings' tabs on the right of this panel.

The City of Nedlands (the City) is home to a beautiful stretch of river foreshore, extending from Broadway, around Point Resolution to Watkins Road. The river foreshore is highly valued and used by the local residents of Dalkeith, Nedlands, Crawley and Claremont as well as the wider Perth community.

This area of river foreshore is unique and varies considerably along its length from large open recreational spaces to narrow stretches directly abutting private residences.

What has happened so far

The City has been working in collaboration with the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Riverbank Program to implement river foreshore restoration projects. The City and DBCA are now looking to establish a more strategic approach to guide long term planning and action through the development of a Foreshore Management Plan.

What is happening now

The City has engaged with consultants, Urbaqua, MP Rogers and Shape Urban, to prepare a Foreshore Management Plan for this project. A Foreshore Management Plan is a strategic document that guides the use, activity, development and environmental protection of the marine and physical environment within the foreshore area.

This Foreshore Management Plan will provide a framework for guiding the long-term management of the foreshore, specifically aiming to:

  • Ensure consistency with the DBCA Swan Canning River Protection Strategy which aims to establish a pathway to help conserve the natural, cultural and social amenity values of the Riverpark.

  • Create accessible and integrated public open spaces

  • Create sustainability benchmarks

  • Establish areas for different uses

  • Celebrate Aboriginal culture and foreshore history

  • Create partnership, education and training opportunities

  • Enhance Nedlands as a residential location of choice.

The City understands how important and well-used this area of foreshore is for passive and active recreation activities, both on land and in the river. As a result, the City will be undertaking extensive community and stakeholder engagement to inform the development of the Foreshore Management Plan to ensure it reflects community expectations.

The City acknowledges temporary repair works currently taking place along the foreshore. Such work may not be consistent with the longer-term planning for the area however to ensure public safety and the continued use of the foreshore, these works are necessary to be delivered at this time.

If you would like to be participate in community engagement opportunities and/or be kept informed, please refer to the 'Document Library', ‘Key Dates’ and 'Focus Group Meetings' tabs on the right of this panel.

  • The Swan River is culturally significant to Aboriginal people and is a Registered Aboriginal Site. To ensure that development of the Nedlands Foreshore Management Plan considers the importance of the area to Aboriginal people, we will be undertaking two Aboriginal Engagement Workshops to capture Aboriginal stories and cultural values about the area. 

    Workshop 1: Monday 10 October, 10am – 1pm, at the Nedlands Rugby Club

    Workshop 2: Monday 31 October, 10am - 1pm, at the Nedlands Rugby Club 

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Page last updated: 09 Nov 2022, 04:43 PM