Waterways and Wetlands

Mandurah boasts numerous waterways and wetlands, some of which are internationally recognised and protected, through the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, Japan Australia (JAMBA) and the China Australia Migratory Bird Agreements (CAMBA).

Benefit of wetlands

Although these wetlands, depending on their location may not have water covering the entire soil all year,  are very important to our natural environment, providing benefits such as:

  • The control flooding that help protect our coastal areas by slowing down the movement of waters
  • Filtering waste and pollutants and improving the quality of water
  • Conservation of biological diversity
  • Providing habitat for a great diversity of plant and animal species
  • Provision of  economic and recreation value from recreational fishing to tourism
  • Hold important social and cultural values to members of our community.

Wetlands in Mandurah

  • Peel-Yalgorup System (Peel Inlet and Harvey Estuary)
  • Lake Clifton
  • Lake Goergrup
  • Creery Wetlands
  • Hexam Close
  • Samphire Cove
  • Lower Serpentine
  • Murray River

With an estimated 80 percent of wetlands on the Swan Coastal Plain having been cleared, filled, drained or otherwise destroyed since European settlement, the City’ Foreshore Rehabilitation Project will help minimise our impact, and enable the protection and rehabilitation of these valuable waterways. 

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