Banks Reserve Foreshore Restoration

Published on Friday, 16 February 2018 at 12:00:00 AM

Work will begin soon to restore 160m of foreshore at Banks Reserve, extending south of Banks Reserve along the Summers Street car park.

The key objectives of the project are to mitigate erosion, improve the amenity and look of the area, create public access to the river and replant using local native species to increase the area’s biodiversity.

The project has been supported by Riverbank Funding from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation & Attractions along with funding from our Capital Works budget.

Natural Area Management have been engaged to undertake the detailed design and construction of the foreshore restoration works. Their design below incorporates a variety of foreshore restoration techniques including:

  • gabion walls with formalised access points to the river for recreation activities
  • rock revetments to mitigate erosion whilst providing protection existing trees
  • brush mattressing, and
  • revegetation using local native wetland and dryland species

Works for the project are due to commence around 21 February and be completed by late April, with revegetation being carried in May/June.

If you would like more information on the project, please contact the City’s Project Officer – Parks and Environment, on 9273 6000 or

Banks Reserve Stage 2 - Foreshore Remedial Works


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