Welcome to the Claise
The Claise Brook Catchment Group is an incorporated community-based
working to restore wetlands and improve the quality of water flowing into
the Swan River from Perth city and inner city.
The Claise Brook Catchment Group holds monthly working bees
and community plantings in winter to provide habitat and improve water
quality in local wetlands and the Swan River. We assist at Local Plant sales and hold
tours to raise awareness about how everyone can help to improve the health
of local wetlands and the Swan River.
You are welcome to come along to any of our activities. In
2011, with the assistance of Bamford Consulting, we reviewed
the impact of proposed city waterfront developments on
Swan habitat. In 2012 we
continued planting at Lake Hamilton in Northbridge to provide habitat. Visit
the Journal to see what we have been doing recently.
On the first
Saturday of each month we meet at either Robertson Park or Hamilton lake
for a working bee to care for
inner city wetlands through mulching, planting, seed collecting and other
undertook field surveys of all parks
and reserves within the City of Perth to assess their biodiversity value.
The information was used to prepare a
Biodiversity Study for the City of Perth. Visiting artist Katri Walker
incorporated our views on the importance of wildlife within the urban
environment, and the black swan in particular to Perth city in a video
installation which an be viewed online
A particular focus
is working with other agencies to coordinate a whole-of-catchment approach to improving water quality within the
Mounts Bay catchment.
We recently made a
submission on the proposed
development of Mounts Bay and recently facilitated the preparation of Water Quality
Improvement Plan (WQIP) for the Mounts Bay catchment.
The Claise Brook
Catchment Group's work is supported by grants received from the Swan Alcoa
Landcare Program and environmental grants from the
City of Perth and the City
Funding for individual projects has been provided by the Water Corporation,
the Swan River Trust
and the (former) East Perth Redevelopment Authority.
The group has been operating since 1997
and meets on a monthly basis. The contribution that our members make
to the local community has been recognised
through two awards presented to our group. We received the Volunteer Group of the Year
Award in the state seat of Perth
in 2001, the International Year of Volunteers. On
Australia Day 2009
our group was honoured to receive the City of Perth Premiers Australia Day
Active Citizenship Award for 2009.
We are part of the North Metro
Region within the Swan Catchment which is overseen by
Perth Region NRM.
to join our emailing list and receive regular updates on our activities.