Ashfield Flats Masterplan
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is preparing the Ashfield Flats Master Plan to provide guidance for future land management and planning for the area.
The Master Plan is being prepared following a two-year monitoring program which aimed to identify the dominant hydrological processes at the reserve. The program monitored water flows, surface and groundwater levels, water and sediment quality, and developed hydrological models.
Ashfield Flats is the largest remaining river-flat in the Perth metropolitan area, on the flood plain of the Swan River. This Bush Forever Site and listed wetland of importance is home to the Subtropical and Temperate Coastal Saltmarsh Threatened Ecological Community (TEC). The TEC is protected under State legislation (Biodiversity and Conservation Act 2016) as well as Federal legislation (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999).
The Ashfield Flats Master Plan will play an important role in prioritising the protection of the environment and enhancing the Threatened Ecological Communities (threatened environment) that exist there. Community access to the site is important for recreation, and will need to be balanced against the environmental significance of the site.
Public advertising of the draft Ashfield Flats Master Plan is now open for comment
Ashfield Flats is the largest remaining river‐flat in the Perth metropolitan area, on the flood plain of the Swan River and highly valued by the community for its environmental, recreational, and social qualities.
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions has prepared a Master Plan to guide the future planning and management of the Ashfield Flats and is now seeking feedback from the community.
Share your feedback online between 10 November and 8 December 2023 by clicking the button below.