Perth, the capital city of WA, was founded on the banks of the majestic Swan River, so called for the iconic black swans that inhabit the area. Once much wider and enveloped in native riparian vegetation, the landscape has changed dramatically since colonisation by Europeans. However, legislative changes combined with integrated effort from the community, government and industry has seen an improvement in restoring the native beauty back to the banks of the river. Few other capital cities around the world are more happily situated or can boast the same degree of natural landscape in the metropolitan region.
For more information on the ecological values of the Swan river or its management visit here.