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Debarl Yerrigan Swan Centre It is strongly recommended the Government affirm its commitment for restoring the river system by creating a visitor and tourist centre for the river and the indigenous people for whom it is vitally important. It would not only communicate indigenous heritage and culture, the history of the river, but also the status and the progress towards recovering the health of the river system, declared a “heritage icon”. This Centre will add to the amenity of its location, represent a significant educational centre and add to the appeal of Perth as a tourist destination to connect with Aboriginal culture. For the Government, the Centre (perhaps as a Discovery Centre), will represent a financially viable investment not only for its inherent tourist appeal, but also for validating to the public its commitment to recover the river. The Swan and Canning River Management Act 2006 has not been enforced in the spirit of its enactment. The Centre would promote to the public and cement in its commitment without the stifling influence of minority interests  which has hitherto served to thwart endeavours to more directly and more effectively deal with river pollution with the burden carried by taxpayers and an even greater cost through reduced river amenity. The Centre could therefore be the single most viable investment a government could make, to promotes its care for the river and for the wider public to connect with it. It could also be seen to validate the 2006 Act, and more recently as called for by the Auditor General, providing information for the public. It would be seen to endorse UNEP’s Agenda 21 Agenda 21 on biodiversity and recognise and validate the importance of the Aboriginal people. Architecture shaping an attude The principle of using architecture to seed an attitude is well described at a website of The RIBA President's Medals Student Award as a project by Natasha Giles of the University of Western Australia called an “Activists Artificial Archipelago”. Key points made by Natasha were: “I believe that architecture can act as a medium for environmental activism.” (That Architecture)….. could expose the narrative of crime and offer an alternative - speculative - response. Site: Swan River, Western Australia. An urban river set within a politically fuelled landscape in sufferance of environmental and social crimes. ………is rooted in the belief that the architect’s greatest attribute lies in our being able to harness the latest technologies to project environments yet to exist.
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World Water Day 22 March 2017 Was celebrated at Point Walter on the Swan River.
We wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land described as the Whadjuk (Perth region) people. We wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and this region. MyClean Land and Water