Heirisson Island, Perth

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Heirisson Island is an island in the Swan River in Western Australia at the eastern end of Perth Water, between the suburbs of East Perth and Victoria Park. It occupies an area of 285600m2, and is connected to the two foreshores by The Causeway. The next upstream island is Kuljak Island, then Ron Courtney Island, with no islands in the Swan River downstream between Heirisson Island and the Indian Ocean.Before development, there were several small islands, surrounded by mudflats. The Noongar name for the area is Matagarup (meaning "leg deep"), which has been retained for the single island after reclamation.Over the years, dredging and reclamation has created a single island, which is now a landscaped nature reserve, with a 2km walking path.In 1998, five female western grey kangaroos were introduced onto the island, followed by a female with a male joey in 2000.PlansIn 2008 a new master plan for Heirisson Island was adopted by the City of Perth. This plan integrates a proposed international quality sculpture park on the island and the construction of a footbridge over the northern channel of the Swan River. The footbridge will link Point Fraser to the island and provide a gateway to the proposed sculpture park. The sculpture park concept is being driven by a not for profit organisation Heirisson Island Sculpture Park Inc. with the support of the City of Perth.
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  • The Perth City Shuttle is very punctual and very vlean and smooth drive. The driver ensure that everyone get to their seats before starting the journey. Safety is given priority.  more »
  • It was a lovely walk along the river, quite flat, an easy walk other than the slopes up to the bridge crossing. The bird life is very interesting, the kangaroos are the main attraction. There aren’t m...  more »
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  • Heirisson Island is one of my favourite places in Perth. There are not many people there. It's perfect for a walk or run and you can find some rest. In the middle of the island is a car park. In the southern park you can find human friendly kangaroos for a selfie. At night you can make awesome pictures of the Perth skyline.
  • Heirisson Island located in the Swan River Perth accessed via the Causeway. Easy walking mostly open grassed areas with tree fringe. An enclosed area with a few tame Kangaroos.

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