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					Riverbank Grants Scheme
 2010-11 Application Guidelines
Contents
Overview .......................................................................................................... 1
Part 1: About the Riverbank Grants Scheme ................................................... 1
  Focus on issues, outcomes and priorities .................................................... 1
Best Management Practice .............................................................................. 2
  Application Process ...................................................................................... 2
Part 2: Applying for Riverbank Grants Scheme funding (eligibility criteria) ...... 3
  The applicant ................................................................................................ 3
  The project ................................................................................................... 3
  The Expression of Interest ........................................................................... 4
Part 3: Expression of Interest assessment ....................................................... 5
  Assessment criteria ...................................................................................... 5
Part 4: Items and activities we will fund ......................................................... 10
  Retrospective funding................................................................................. 10
Part 5: Other considerations .......................................................................... 11
  Budgetary Requirements ............................................................................ 11
  Swan River Trust Statutory Approvals ........................................................ 11
  Indigenous Consultation ............................................................................. 11
Part 6: Lodging your application and beyond ............................................ - 12 -
     Documentation................................................................................... - 12 -
     Where and when to submit your EOI ................................................. - 12 -
     Acknowledgement of receipt of applications ...................................... - 12 -
     Selection and project development process ...................................... - 13 -
     Notification of Riverbank Grants Scheme decisions .......................... - 13 -
     Media Protocol ................................................................................... - 13 -
     Who to contact if you need further help ............................................. - 14 -
     References ........................................................................................ - 14 -



Appendices

Appendix 1 – Areas with Highest Priority for Management
Appendix 2 – Permit Checklist
Appendix 3 – Media Protocol
Overview
The Swan River Trust (Trust) is calling for Expressions of Interest in the Riverbank
Grants Scheme. Riverbank projects will be funded to protect and enhance the
shoreline, riverbanks, indigenous vegetation and habitat of the Swan and Canning
rivers.
These guidelines are intended to assist public land managers in the Swan Canning
Riverpark to prepare applications for the 2010-11 Riverbank Grants Scheme.



Part 1: About the Riverbank Grants Scheme
Since January 2002 the Trust, through its Riverbank Program, has worked with
various local and State Government agencies in the Riverpark to initiate foreshore
rehabilitation and protection projects.
The Swan and Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 establishes the Swan Canning
Riverpark and gives the Swan River Trust responsibility as the park management
agency. The Riverpark consists of the waterways and adjacent Crown land reserves
of the Swan, Canning, Helena and Southern rivers. Private property is not included in
the Riverpark.
The Trust is responsible for the waterways and has joint responsibility for the
Riverpark shoreline in conjunction with the local or State government land manager
under which the land is vested.
The Riverbank Program is a key delivery mechanism for shoreline management in
the Riverpark. A key aspect of the Riverbank Program is the Riverbank Grants
Scheme. Trust investment through the grants scheme will in part be guided by
recommendations from the Swan and Canning Rivers Foreshore Assessment and
Management Strategy (Foreshore Strategy), published by the Trust in 2008.
The Foreshore Strategy provides a comprehensive understanding of the system by
describing foreshores, their pressures and condition; defining responses for
management; and identifying priority areas for action.


Focus on issues, outcomes and priorities
In its assessment of shoreline condition (Trust 2008) the Trust determined the
following:
      at least 146km of foreshore was experiencing moderate to high erosion;
      approximately 6km of foreshore retaining structures required removal or
       replacement and 24km of retaining structures required immediate
       maintenance; and
      only 20% of foreshore revegetation was in good condition with many areas
       experiencing weed invasion, fragmentation and disturbance.
If the health and amenity values of the Swan and Canning river system is to be
maintained and improved these issues need to be addressed.
The Riverbank Program aims to do this through three broad objectives:
      to protect and enhance riverbanks and shorelines to mitigate threats to
       environmental, recreational, aesthetic or cultural values;



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      to protect, enhance and manage fringing indigenous vegetation and habitat;
       and
      to improve enjoyment of the foreshore by addressing risk to public amenity
       values, safety, infrastructure and environment.
By working to achieve the objectives during the next five years the Trust aims to
significantly improve shoreline condition and reduce the impact of threatening
processes on biodiversity, infrastructure, cultural and social amenity values.
The Trust invites proposals for activities to deliver investments against the Riverbank
objectives. There are large areas of foreshore in need of management and
investment. To focus action in key areas the Trust identified priority areas for
investment (Trust 2008). The highest priority areas for investment of Riverbank
funds are shown in Appendix 1of this document.


Best Management Practice
The Trust has recently released the Best Management Practice Guideline for
Foreshore Stabilisation which aims to improve shore stabilisation management along
the Swan and Canning rivers through:
      improved knowledge of foreshore stabilisation best management practices for
       State and local government officers and natural resource managers; and
      increased understanding of management responses for foreshore
       stabilisation to help strategic allocation of future Riverbank funding.
Applicants are encouraged to refer to this document in the development of their
project. The report is available electronically from the Trust website at
http://www.swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au/science/foreshore/Content/foreshorebmp.aspx


Application Process
The 2010-11 Riverbank Grants Scheme is a competitive process and investment will
be guided in part by recommendations from the Foreshore Strategy. Eligible land
managers are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for projects, which
address foreshore issues. The Trust will select those project proposals (EOIs) which
offer best value for money in addressing foreshore issues and achieving the desired
outcomes for the Riverpark.
Conditional approval will be given to successful EOIs. The provision of funds will be
conditional upon the establishment of a collaborative arrangement between local
government parties or a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for State
Governments. It is through the establishment of these agreements that the final
project details, including a project schedule, and detailed budget arrangements will
be negotiated.




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Part 2: Applying for Riverbank Grants Scheme
funding (eligibility criteria)
To be eligible for the Riverbank Grants Scheme the applicant, the project and the
EOI must meet certain requirements.
The applicant
Must:
       be a State or local Government land manager responsible for the proposed
        project site, please note that partnership projects with community groups are
        strongly encouraged;
       be able to match requested funding, matching contributions can be either
        cash or inkind and include contributions from numerous project partners,
        including community involvement, and
       have acquitted any previous Riverbank Grants Scheme as requested, failure
        to do so may result in the refusal to consider any new applications.
Must not:
       be a private landholder or community group, applications received directly
        from community groups or individuals will not be considered, the payee for
        successful partnership projects must be a local or State Government agency,
        who will be responsible for managing funds and project reporting; and
       request funding beyond the applicant‟s capacity to match.
The project
Must:
       be consistent with the objectives of the Riverbank program and contribute to
        improving shoreline condition and reducing the impact of threatening
        processes on biodiversity, infrastructure, cultural and/or social amenity
        values;
       be aimed at achieving or planning for onground works;
       promote best management practice; and
       be located in the Riverpark.
Must not:
       be for the construction of recreational infrastructure or for public amenities,
        which do not provide an environmental outcome. Note: infrastructure and
        amenities such as fishing platforms, pathways, ramps etc. that can
        demonstrate or combine with an environmental outcome (e.g. shoreline or
        vegetation protection) would be eligible;
       be a devolved grant project, that is a grant requested by one party with the
        purpose of distributing as a grant to other parties;
       be primarily aimed at beautification or improving an amenity without
        significant environmental or public safety outcomes for the foreshore; and
       be for salaries or wages.




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The Expression of Interest
Must:
       be made by completing and submitting a Riverbank Grants Scheme EOI form
        for the 2010-11 financial year by the closing date of 5pm Thursday 1 April
        2010. No additional material will be accepted after the closing date. Please
        note: funding allocations will be made to successful projects based on the
        information provided by you in the proposed project budget;
       address all assessment criteria;
       be clear and legible, it is important that requested details can be clearly
        sourced from your submitted EOI;
       be submitted to the Trust by the closing date, late applications will not be
        accepted; and
       be signed by a senior officer/chief executive officer.


Unless your application satisfies all of the above conditions, it will not be forwarded to
the Riverbank Grants Scheme assessment panel.




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Part 3: Expression of Interest assessment
The Riverbank Grants Scheme is highly competitive with the requests for funding
consistently greater than the funds available.
Applications must be made by submitting a completed EOI form to the Trust. Your
EOI will be assessed by a panel of Trust officers from across the organisation and
may include one outside party. The panel will assess the merit of your proposal
using the assessment criteria outlined below.
It is critical that you provide sufficient information to enable an adequate assessment
of your proposed project. You are entirely responsible for the accuracy of all
information submitted.


Assessment criteria
Applications for funding will be assessed using the following criteria. All assessment
criteria should be addressed in the application form. The information provided below
is to guide you in completing the EOI form.

CRITERION 1 The project is feasible, technically sound and achievable

What this means
Effective foreshore management requires that proposed projects are suitable for the
location and range of issues they seek to address. A project needs to be planned in
a way that the activities will achieve the desired objectives, within a proposed
timeframe. The project proposal needs to show how its objectives will meet or
contribute towards outcomes for the river system.
We will consider:
      how effectively the proposed activities are expected to address identified
       degrading issues and achieve objectives and outcomes;
      if risk factors that have the potential to jeopardise the achievement of
       proposed outcomes have been adequately addressed;
      if time frames are feasible for achieving proposed objectives; and
      whether best management practice or innovative solutions are being
       employed with reference made (where possible) to the Best Management
       Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation (Trust 2009).
What to include when completing your application form:
      details of your proposed project including:
                       issues being addressed
                       objectives and expected outcome
                       approach
                       estimated timeframe for activities
                       who will be involved;
      details of any technical advice sought from parties external to your
       organisation that supports the feasibility and technical validity of the project;



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      a description of key risks to the success of the project and how you plan to
       address these; and
      inclusion of a project map is essential for your application and allows the
       scope of the project to be better assessed. It is important maps include an:
                       accurate scale
                       outline of the proposed project boundary
                       indication of the extent of proposed works e.g. bank
                        contouring, revegetation etc.
NOTE: Where a project involves multiple sites over a large area a reference map
showing the spatial relation between sites should also be included.
If the application is for capital works projects, applicants must demonstrate that
proposed capital works have been properly evaluated, planned, designed and
documented. If the application is for planning work intended to lead to capital works,
there must be adequate justification of the project and an indication of the expected
outcomes on completion.
It is expected that large projects may need to be broken down into manageable
stages for implementation across more than one year. Where applicable, this should
be identified. Some indication of the total expected project duration and cost should
be provided.
Funding allocations will only be approved for a single year and provided as a single
payment for a one-year period effective from the date of receipt. Receipt of funding
carries no assurance of continued funding in subsequent years. However, the Trust
will take into account previous investment in their assessment of Criteria 2.
A description of any collaboration with neighbouring land managers to foster across
boundary management of broader issues should also be provided.

CRITERION 2 There is a demonstrated need for the project

What this means
The Riverbank Grants Scheme is a competitive process. It is important to justify why
your project should be funded. The Foreshore Strategy (Trust 2008) provides a
guide to investment by identifying priority areas for management action (see
Appendix 1 for highest priority areas). The Trust recognises that the river system is
dynamic and subject to change. There will be pressures that impact on safety and
enjoyment of river users. Therefore project proposals in lower priority areas may still
be considered.
We will consider:
      whether the project is considered to be a priority and to what extent it
       contributes to improving shoreline condition and reducing the impact of
       threatening processes on biodiversity, infrastructure, cultural and/or social
       amenity values;
      whether the project aligns with recommendations and priorities of the
       Foreshore Strategy and whether it will contribute to the implementation of a
       recognised foreshore management plan; and
      whether the project is an extension of an existing Riverbank project.




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What to include when completing your application form:
      a description of how your project will contribute to the Riverbank Program
       objectives and outcome;
      a rationale for funding the project, including but not limited to addressing
       priority areas or issues identified in the Foreshore Strategy;
      a description of any environmental or public safety issues to be addressed;
      details on the alignment of your project with current management plans; and
      for projects that are an extension of an existing Riverbank project, a
       statement of progress is required.

CRITERION 3 Project represents good value for money

What this means
Riverbank seeks to fund projects that are collaborative, will lead to long-term results
and are cost-effective in achieving desired outcomes.
We will consider:
      if the proposed budget appears appropriate for achieving the projects desired
       objectives;
      the proportion of funds from various sources that will contribute to the project;
       and
      the appropriateness of the relative budget components requested, including:
                       revegetation
                       bank contouring
                       public infrastructure
                       built structure construction or repair
                       professional services
                       other services and contracts
                       communications
                       staffing
                       audit costs (except State Government agencies who are not
                        required to submit an audited report).
What to include when completing your application form:
      budget estimates to achieve the project, including contributions from the
       applicant, partners and request from the Trust;
      a statement on risks of not undertaking the proposed works and likely future
       financial implications; and
      signed attachments that confirm partnership               arrangements    and/or
       commitments made by other organisations.




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CRITERION 4 The applicant commits to maintaining the project (where
appropriate) and to evaluate the success of the project in achieving
proposed outcomes

What this means
Recipients of funding must commit to maintaining the project. Projects funded
through the Riverbank Grants Scheme must lead to measurable outcomes.
We will consider:
      The adequacy of the proposed approach to evaluating the project outcomes
      The adequacy of any proposed maintenance program.
What to include when completing your application form:
      Details on any intended project maintenance
      A description of how you plan to evaluate the success of the project in
       achieving its outcomes.
Note: Water Note (WN28) ‘Monitoring and evaluating river restoration works’ provides a
useful reference. The document can be sourced from the Department of Water website or
by contacting a Riverbank officer directly, who will then be able to email you a copy.


CRITERION 5: Potential for the project to engage or protect community
interest in the river and its management

What this means
The Trust values projects that involve community engagement. We are looking for
projects that value add to onground works by including community engagement or
promotional activities that will raise community awareness of foreshore management
issues.
The EOI assessment process accounts for the difficulties faced by capital works
projects focused on the maintenance or replacement of river retaining structures.
The opportunity for indirect engagement and support should be considered and
communicated in your EOI where recreational values are high and a project proposal
seeks to address issues of community usage and public safety.
We will consider:
      if there will be any community involvement in your project and the range of
       interest groups involved;
      how the project will be promoted in the wider community; and
      the direct community benefits of the project i.e. if the project is in a high public
       use area or addresses significant public safety risks.
What to include when completing your application form:
      a description of the extent of community engagement and participation
       already in the project or activities for proposed engagement, including details
       on the range of interest groups involved;
      a description of any promotional or awareness raising activities proposed for
       the project;



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   a description of how information about the progress of the project will be
    made available, both within your organisation and in the broader community;
    and
   a description of public use of the area or adjacent areas.




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Part 4: Items and activities we will fund
Funding is available for a wide range of foreshore rehabilitation and protection
activities. Please consider the following points when preparing your EOI:
   There is no limit on the proposed project size, but applicants must be able to
    match the request for funds provided through the grants scheme. The Trust
    General Manager has the right to consider equity of investment across the river
    area as a whole. As the Scheme is intended to be fair and equitable, it is unlikely
    that a project will be awarded more than 80% of the available funding.
   Applicants can apply for up to 50% of the cost to undertake foreshore
    rehabilitation planning and design. Eligible activities include the creation of
    foreshore rehabilitation plans, site assessments and community consultation,
    including indigenous consultation.
   Previously funded Riverbank projects are eligible to apply for new funds to assist
    with project maintenance such as weed control or additional revegetation.
   Applicants are not restricted to submitting a single application for any single
    funding round.
   Funding will be provided as a single payment for a year period effective from the
    date of receipt. Receipt of funding carries no assurance of continued funding in
    subsequent years.
The following items are considered ineligible for funding:
       employing staff
       training courses
       purchase of tools and equipment
       site work on private property
       restoration and rehabilitation of buildings
       capital equipment purchases
       projects that fund devolved grants, that is a grant requested by one party with
        the purpose of distributing as a grant to other parties.
The Trust‟s General Manager has the discretion to decide if proposed projects fit the
overall intent of the program. In situations where project proposals are considered to
be of merit, yet outside the intent of the Riverbank Program, the Swan River Trust
can discuss opportunities for project refinement or potential alternatives for project
implementation.
Applicants may not seek staff wages through Riverbank funding, however wages
may be used as partner contribution for funding. Applicants are also able to put
volunteer time toward their contribution for funding as „in-kind‟ support at a rate of
$20/hr.
Retrospective funding
Riverbank will not fund activities retrospectively.




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Part 5: Other considerations
Budgetary Requirements
Project applicants are expected to provide indicative budgets. Quotes for any
consultant‟s fees, where available, should be included with the application form.
When calculating the costs for your proposed project, please ensure that you exclude
the GST component for all items. Project budgets should indicate the estimated total
value of the project and any partnership contributions.
Please note that cost sharing arrangements allow:
   up to 50% of the total project cost to be requested from the Riverbank Grants
    Scheme; and
   funds available to local and State Government agencies and community from
    other sources, except from other Swan River Trust funded programs, to be
    considered as part of the partnership contribution. Evidence of the availability of
    matching funds must be provided.
Projects endorsed for funding through the Riverbank Grants Scheme will not be
eligible for concurrent funding under the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program or Drainage
Nutrient Intervention Program.


Swan River Trust Statutory Approvals
Proposed works may require a permit or development approval under the Swan and
Canning Rivers Management Act 2006 and Swan and Canning Rivers Management
Regulations 2007. Statutory approval requirements should be established as early
as possible.
Project applicants should refer to the Trust website: www.swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au
for clarification of approvals required for their proposed works.
Queries can be directed to the Trust Statutory Assessment section by emailing
planning@swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au or calling 9278 0900.

Statutory approval for proposed projects is a separate process to funding
assessment and allocation, and must be addressed through the formal process.
Appendix 2 provides a checklist of information to include when submitting a permit
application.
Indigenous Consultation
Consultation with the indigenous community is an important part of any
environmental project. The Department of Indigenous Affairs should be consulted
early in the planning process and prior to the commencement of any onground
foreshore work.
Further information can be found at the Department of Indigenous Affairs website
http://www.dia.wa.gov.au/Heritage/HeritageManual/




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Part 6: Lodging your application and beyond
Documentation
Applications must be made by completing a Riverbank Grants Scheme 2008-09
Expression of Interest Form. The form can be downloaded from the Trust website
www.swanrivertrust.wa.gov.au or by contacting a Riverbank officer.
All questions should be answered on the EOI form without alteration to the document
format. However, responses to criteria are not space restricted, please include as
much information as you feel is necessary to adequately address each criterion. All
attachments must be clearly labelled when submitting your application.
Applications must be signed by a senior officer/ Chief Executive Officer before being
submitted for consideration.
If posting or hand-delivering an EOI, please provide a single unbound copy. Emailed
applications will be accepted provided you email the entire application including all
attachments.      If you are unable to email your entire application, including
attachments, please use post or hand-deliver.


Where and when to submit your EOI

Post to:                  Hand deliver to:          E-mail to:
Riverbank Grants          Riverbank Grants
Scheme                    Scheme
Swan River Trust          Swan River Trust
                                                    riverbank.grants@dec.wa.gov.au
PO Box 6740               Level 1 Hyatt Centre
East Perth 6892           20 Terrace Road
                                                    DO NOT FAX
                          East Perth


Applications must be received by the Swan River Trust by:


              Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 1 April 2010


Acknowledgement of receipt of applications
You can expect acknowledgement of your application within one week of the closing
date. This confirmation will include a unique reference number, which should be
used for all future correspondence with the Riverbank Program. If you do not receive
acknowledgement within one week, please contact the Trust on 9278 0900.
Please note: if you email your application, the Trust will acknowledge receipt of your
email within two working days. If you do not receive notification of receipt of your
email within this time please contact the Trust to ensure your email was received.




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Selection and project development process
The selection and project development process for Riverbank projects will be
conducted in two stages.
     Stage one
     Expressions of Interest will initially be assessed against eligibility criteria.
     Eligible projects will then be ranked by the total score given by the review panel
     who will consider each proposals merit against the assessment criteria. The
     panel will make recommendations to the Swan River Trust Board including
     conditional budget allocations. Please note: successful projects may not be
     allocated the full amount requested and may be subject to conditions of
     funding, these conditions will be further negotiated through stage two.


     Stage two
     Approved projects will be further negotiated and developed in partnership with
     Trust officers. Project details, including project milestones, timeframes and
     agreed funding allocation, form the basis for the establishment of a
     collaborative arrangement (local government) or an MOU (State Government)
     between the recipient and the Trust. As a result of this process it is possible
     that individual projects will receive less funding than was conditionally
     approved, however it is highly unlikely that a project would be in a position to
     receive more.
     Milestones, timeframes and budgets are negotiated between the Trust and
     project managers for each project and are included as an attachment to the
     collaborative arrangement / MOU. Milestones are achievable and measureable
     objectives of the project as described in the EOI. The Schedule also includes
     due dates for mid and full term reporting and media releases.
     Once the collaborative arrangement / MOU has been signed by both parties,
     funds can be disbursed.



Notification of Riverbank Grants Scheme decisions
It is expected that applicants will be advised of assessment outcomes in July 2010.
Successful projects will be notified of the conditional funding allocation approved for
their project. This funding will be conditional on completion of stage two of the
funding process.
Unsuccessful applicants will be notified in writing and will have the opportunity to
receive feedback on their application by contacting the Trust.
Decisions by the Trust are final. There is no appeal process.


Media Protocol
Riverbank projects are collaborative partnerships and it is a condition of funding that
all communications activities are shared equally between the Trust and the funding
recipient. More information is provided as Appendix 3.




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Who to contact if you need further help
If you require help with your EOI please contact the Swan River Trust Riverbank staff
by phone on 9278 0900, or by email at: riverbank.grants@dec.wa.gov.au


References
Swan River Trust, 2009, Best Management Practices for Foreshore Stabilisation,
Swan River Trust, Perth, Western Australia.

Swan River Trust (2008). Swan and Canning Rivers Foreshore Assessment and
Management Strategy. Perth, Western Australia.

Water and Rivers Commission (2002). Monitoring and evaluating river restoration
works. Water Note WN28. Water and Rivers Commission, Perth.




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APPENDIX 1
Areas with highest priority for management (Extract from Table 2.9, Swan River
Trust 2008). Refer to table for other priority locations.
    Zone              Riverbanks and Shorelines                           Vegetation
                             Priority 1 Sites                           Priority 1 Sites
Estuary         S.8 UWA Boat Club to Narrows                V.1 Blackwall Reach, Point Walter,
Foreshore       S.9 Narrows to Barrack Square               Alfred Cove and adjacent Bushland,
(Zone 1)        S.10 Barrack Square to Point Fraser S.11    Bicton to Applecross (Bush Forever
                Point Walter Reserve (end of Blackwall      site)
                Reach Parade to Stock Road)                 V.3 Milyu Nature Reserve, South Perth
                S.21 Como foreshore
                S.22 Richardson Street to north end of
                PWC area

Swan River      S.30 Balbuck Way Water Ski Area (west       V.13 Bennett Brook, Eden Hill to West
(Zone 2)        bank, formerly Goodwood Parade)             Swan (Bush Forever site)
                S.34 Tranby on Swan (including Bath         V.14 Swan River and Jane Brook,
Includes the    Street Reserve)                             Ashfield to Upper Swan (Bush Forever
lower Avon      S.35 Ascot Racecourse                       site)
River and       S.36 Claughton Reserve (Katanning St        V.15 Swan River Saltmarshes,
Helena River    boat ramp)                                  Bayswater/Maylands (Bush Forever
                S.37 Ashfield Parade/ Ron Courtney          site)
                Island/Garvey Park
                S.43 Success Hill
                S.46 Lilac Hill
                S.47 Woodbridge Riverside Park
Canning         S.59 Leach Highway off-ramp (Centenary      V.2 Mount Henry Bushland, Salter
River           Ave)                                        Point (Bush Forever site)
(Zone 3)        S.63 Kent Street Weir                       V.30. Canning River Foreshore, Salter
                S.67 Bickley Brook to scarp on Southern     Point to Wilson/Clontarf (Bush Forever
Includes the    and Canning rivers                          site)
Southern                                                    V.31 Canning River Regional Park
River                                                       (Bush Forever site)
                                                            V.33 Canning and Southern Rivers
                                                            Bush Forever Site
                                                            V.32 Dallen Road Bushland, Southern
                                                            River/Gosnells
Note: Reference numbers (eg S.8, V.31) relate to site locations in the Foreshore
Strategy (SRT, 2008)
 APPENDIX 2

Permit Checklist
   Information required for permit application – Riverbank funded projects
                                    Checklist
 Please note: this list is not exhaustive, extra information may still be required
               due to site conditions or types of work proposed.

Overview
   - site plan showing location of works
   - site description
Contouring of banks
   - Machinery required (types and numbers)
   - Access to the site for machinery
   - Refuelling of machinery
   - Current and proposed slope/contour of bank
   - Removal and disposal of waste soil (method and volume)
   - Excavation (volume)
   - Fill required (source, volume required)
Weed removal
  - method of removal (chemical, manual etc)
  - disposal of weeds
Revegetation
   - revegetation plan or concept plan
   - species list
   - direct seed or tube stock
   - number of each species (can be approximate)
   - planting densities (plants per square metre)
   - age or size of plants/seedlings
   - timing (considering tides, weather, season etc)
   - method for preparing holes (machinery, hand held auger, shovel etc)
Fertilisers and soil conditioners
   - types
   - quantities, rates and mode of application
Waste
  - disposal of waste materials
  - opportunities for recycling of materials

Fencing temporary (<6mths)
   - style, design, colour scheme
   -   length and height of fence
Public access and safety
   - restriction of public access for safety
   - methods to minimise restricting public access to the river
Other considerations
   - use of silt curtains for controlling turbidity
   - use of coir logs or other devices for protecting banks
   - risk of disturbing acid sulphate soils
   - contaminated land
   - Any temporary structures and location




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 APPENDIX 3

Media Protocol
  RIVERBANK COMMUNICATION GUIDELINES
Acknowledgement of the Swan River Trust
Riverbank projects are collaborative partnerships. It is a condition of funding that all
communications activities are equally shared between the Trust and the land
manager.
Section 4.4 of the Collaborative Arrangement signed by the Trust and Land
Manager states that:
   (a) Any communication activity, including: presentations, publications, signage,
       articles, newsletters or other literary works relating to the Project or its
       activities, must give equal representation to the Parties in the display of
       logos and Parties‟ names.
   (b) The respective roles of the Trust and the Land Manager must be
       acknowledged at relevant forums, conferences and project launches where
       the Project is promoted.
Before engaging in any of the above mentioned activities, the land manager‟s
media representative must first contact the Trust media manager on (08) 9278
0953 or 0434 603 684.


Media releases
Media releases are a great way to attract favourable attention to Riverbank
projects. It is a condition of the Collaborative Arrangement that at least one joint
media statement is released during the life of the project.
Section 7 of the Collaborative Arrangement states that:
   (a) The Trust and the Land Manager shall coordinate joint communications as
       deemed appropriate on issues of mutual concern, including circulating draft
       media statements between Parties for comment.
   (b) The Land Manager shall obtain approval from the Trust prior to the release
       of any media statement on the Project by Land Manager.
The best time to issue a media release is when a major project milestone is
reached, for example completion of river walling; or following community
involvement in the project such as a community planting day.
It is up to both parties to identify opportunities to attract media coverage or promote
the project through other avenues.
Joint releases should include a banner with both the Trust and Land Manager logo,
and media contacts for both agencies.
For further help in generating a joint media release, please contact the Trust media
manager as above.
Use of Logos
The Swan River Trust logo, based on a design by Wasele Hosja, represents sails
and water – the harmony of environmental protection and human use of the rivers.
The logo should always be accompanied by the Trust‟s tagline „Caring for the Swan
Canning Riverpark‟.
The Trust logo, tagline and State Coat of Arms must appear prominently in
publications produced by partner organisations to acknowledge Trust involvement.
The logo should only appear in these proportions and the corporate blue colour
(Pantone® (PMS)294 C100 M56 Y0 K18), or black and white:




The minimum Trust logo size is 20mm x 14mm.
The elements that make up the Swan River Trust logo must not be altered.
The State Coat of Arms (two options displayed below) is required on all Riverbank
communications material. It must appear to the left of the Trust logo, and be at
least of equal size and prominence.




For advice on logos and Trust style, please contact the Trust publications officer on
(08) 9278 0931.


Signage
Successful Riverbank candidates can obtain a professionally-designed sign for
their project. These signs are 800 x 600mm, and consist of anodised aluminium
with some vinyl overlays. Anodised aluminium is a durable material with good anti
graffiti properties. To obtain a sign, please contact a Trust Riverbank officer on (08)
9278 0972.
Should you wish to display alternative project signage, please include the following
text:
“This project has received partnership funding from the Swan River Trust through
the Riverbank Grants Scheme.”
The Trust logo should always be accompanied with the text “Supported by” above
the logo.

				
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