Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan – have your say!

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Kayakers on the Canning River in Shelley (Source:, 2018)

Urbaqua has had the opportunity to develop a fair number of foreshore management plans up and down (and in) the WA coast/river systems.

Our latest project is being undertaken for the City of Canning at the Shelley Rossmoyne foreshore in Perth. For those non-Perthites it’s a beautiful ~7 km stretch of waterway extending from Yagan Wetland Reserve, along the eastern bank of Bull Creek and down the southern banks of the Canning River to Shelley Bridge. It’s definitely a popular spot for recreation and nature lovers.

The City has begun the review of the 2002 Shelley Rossmoyne Foreshore Management Plan (FMP), in order to guide the future use and management of the foreshore that preserves its ecological, cultural and social values into the long-term. Urbaqua is facilitating this process through stakeholder and community engagement, as part of the preparation of the revised FMP.

The first step is collecting responses from the online survey, which is now open on the City’s website:


Please take the time to complete the survey as input from the public is critical to developing a plan which is supported by the community, and can thus be successfully implemented by local government (and it’s only 11 questions long! About 5 minutes of your time).

The survey data will be made available to the public and the responses from the comment sections will be used to identify key themes.

You can also contribute by attending one of our two community workshops:

Workshop 1: Tuesday 13 November | 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Workshop 2: Tuesday 4 December | 6:30pm – 8:30pm

You can register for the workshops here:

WE TRULY VALUE YOUR INPUT! So please share with everyone you can think of as it will help us develop a plan that will ensure the preservation of the values of this beautiful stretch of river system.

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Sunset over Shelley foreshore (Source: Lincoln Baker/The West Australian, 2014)