Community led stewardship in Perth’s northern coastal corridor

This year Perth NRM was excited to receive funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program to deliver a three year coastal restoration and community engagement project across Perth’s northern suburbs.

The intent of the project is to address the degradation and vulnerability of the north metropolitan corridor’s coastal habitats through mobilisation of new communities and groups as effective environmental stewards against the impacts of habitat loss, fragmentation and climate change.

We will deliver community events, capacity building workshops, education programs and field days to provide opportunities for new and existing volunteers to participate in coastal restoration. In 2022 we have commenced working with the community at six strategic sites – managing weeds, erosion and debris, and restoring biodiversity.

Priority actions and activities have been carefully planned with the local governments of Cambridge, Stirling, Joondalup and Wanneroo, with a huge amount of input and support from the volunteers of Cambridge Coastcare, Stirling Natural Environment Coastcare, Friends of Hillarys-Kallaroo Foreshore and Quinns Rocks Environment Group.

Site preparations commenced earlier in the year, and Makuru has seen the initial planting events delivered at Floreat Beach, Scarborough/Brighton Beaches, Whitfords Nodes and Quinns Rocks. Despite some challenging weather conditions, volunteers have been able to plant over 6000 coastal native seedlings into our project sites; and have engaged university volunteer groups and local schools to participate in the planting effort.

As we move into Djilba we continue site maintenance at these project sites and will be delivering more community education and engagement events across the region.

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Quinns Foreshore. Photo Credit: Isabella Streckhardt


Kate Sputore

Coastal and Marine Program Manager

Perth NRM

Feature Photo:

Isabella Streckhardt