Working to conserve and restore water quality and wildlife habitat in Perth inner city catchments


Since forming, the group has been involved in a wide variety of projects in partnership with the City of Perth, The Swan River Trust and other agencies.

Click on the links below to find out more about each project. Please visit our activities page to get involved.

Robertson Park seasonal wetland

A small natural wetland has been recreated in an inner city park on the site of a former wetland. More

Hamilton Lakes

We have been working to improve the aesthetics and restoring the natural habitat of the Hamilton Interchange Lakes in Northbridge - yes, Northbridge! More

Grow Local Plants

Encouraging people to grow local plants and celebrate our unique floral heritage while reducing the impact on the environment. More

Catchment Friendly Gardening

 Recognising gardens which are suited to Perth's soil and climate, provide habitat for native wildlife and are good for the catchment. More

Sustainable Landscaping at Piazza Nanni, Northbridge

Sustainable Landscaping at Piazza Nanni, Northbridge using West Australian plants to create an attractive urban landscape which is easy to maintain and has low water and fertiliser requirements. More

Restoration of Smith's Lake

The Claise Brook Catchment Group's first project site. More

Bringing back the Swans

Old photos and early diaries indicate that black swans were abundant on the Swan River, on Perth Water and upriver around East Perth. The Claise Brook Catchment Group has engaged a respected Ecologist, Dr Mike Bamford, to investigative opportunities for the  city’s foreshore areas to be more swan friendly to prevent swans being lost from the area entirely following development.  More

Mounts Bay Catchment

The Mounts Bay Drain connects Lake Monger to the Swan River at Mounts Bay, in front of Perth city. We are working with stakeholders to to identify ways of improving water quality in this area. More

Local Biodiversity Strategy for the City of Perth

The Claise Brook Catchment Group, with the assistance of the City of Perth staff is undertaking a study of the biodiversity values within the city. More

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