Money in the bank

THE rundown Banks Reserve in East Perth will get a little love with $90,000 of state government cash being pumped in to restore the riverfront.

Mt Lawley MP Michael Sutherland says the spot “is a lovely area” and “well used by the community and needs to be well looked after”.

• Nicole Cutler, Maureen Mackay, Jan Wilkie, Michael Sutherland, Jason Williams and Einstein enjoy the idyllic surrounds of Banks reserve. Photo by Steve Grant

• Nicole Cutler, Maureen Mackay, Jan Wilkie, Michael Sutherland, Jason Williams and Einstein enjoy the idyllic surrounds of Banks reserve. Photo by Steve Grant

He says it’s in poor condition in places due to erosion which has caused trees to fall into the water. The $90,000 state government funding will go towards stabilising the riverbank and revegetating the area with native species.

It’s part of a $2 million injection into the Swan and Canning river foreshores, and the cash goes to Vincent city council which itself has budgeted $95,000 of its own cash to handle the restoration.

The council’s scheduled the works for January 2017 and will also put $20,000 into replacing the playground equipment and $64,000 on realigning the path to fit with a multi-council initiative to install a recreational trail along the Swan River.

by DAVID BELL

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