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Kent St Weir Refurbishment

In early 2017 the Kent Street Weir on the Canning River in Wilson will be getting a refurbishment.

The weir is designed to maintain an upstream freshwater pool by preventing backflow from the saline water of the Swan Canning estuary downstream.

The refurbishment will include a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists, a fishway to provide fish passage beyond the weir and automated hydraulic gates to manage water levels and saline tidal intrusions.

Representatives from the The Department of Water and Department of Parks and Wildlife will be available to discuss the project on Saturday 10 December, 10am – 12noon, at the Kent St Weir, next to the Canning River Eco Education Centre and Canning River Cafe.

For further info, please visit the project webpage.