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River Recovery Plans

In February 1999, the Water and Rivers Commission and the Avon River Management Authority (now Department of Water and formerly the Avon Waterways Committee) jointly published the first of a series of River Recovery Plans for the Avon River. For ease of management, the river was divided into 18 sections spanning approximately 191 kilometres.
The first launched was section 3 in Toodyay, covering the area from Deepdale Road to the Goomalling Road (Connor) Bridge. The other Toodyay sections (1, 2 and 4) have since been published, as with all of the other 18 sections of the river. Each section was developed in a cooperative venture between the agency and a community reference group from within the area of the section.
These constitute quite a unique series of publications, as there would be few major rivers in the world having management plans developed with such a strong community involvement.
To view the River Recovery Plans, click on the links below that will take you directly to the reports on the Department of Water (DoW) website.
RRP7 Avon Gorge and Deepdale Valley Sections 1 and 2
RRP1 Toodyay Section 3
RRP2 Northam Section 6
RRP8 Northam to Toodyay Sections 4 & 5
RR13 River Recovery Plans for the Lower Avon below Section 1
WRM 48 Foreshore and Channel Assessment of Jimperding Brook
To view the remaining sections of the river, from Northam through to Brookton, and other Recovery Plans, click here to transfer to the DOW website.
Management of the Avon River is through the Avon River Managemnent Programme