New draft plan to inject vibrancy into Swan River precinct

The State Government will determine how to better utilise the Swan River, with hopes a new plan could improve the river for the environment and Western Australians. A new draft plan has been introduced to Western Australians, to help guide the future management and improvement of the precinct’s foreshores and development interface between the Narrows…

Funding creates careers in Indigenous ranger program

New jobs are being created for Indigenous Australians, with new careers developed from new funding. The State Government has made $9.25 million under round two of the program for single or multi-year projects allocated to 14 projects across WA, following $8.45 million allocated in the first round. Funding has resulted in the creation of 42…

Action plan encourages women’s representation in fire frontline and management

Women have been encouraged to pursue a career in fire management and fire leadership, following a State Government plan to boost gender diversity. The government’s premier land management agency the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and attractions’ Parks and Wildlife Service has unveiled its Women in Fire Management Action Plan in increase female representation. The plan…

Funding boosts waste reduction and recycling

WA will improve its waste management through local projects to reduce rubbish and boost recycling. The State Government has announced $2.29 million of announced grants in the Community and Industry Engagement program, to be shared between the projects that support WA’s Waste Strategy 2030. 28 projects that improve recovery and reuse of focus materials including…

New funding enhances bushfire mitigation

WA will receive a funding boost to improve bushfire mitigation, the State Government has announced. $22 million will provided to the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions’ (DBCA) Enhanced Prescribed Burning Program over four years through the 2019-20 State Budget in an effort to reduce bushfires. It will be added to the department’s annual prescribed…

Tender Opens to Protect WA Indigenous Rock Art

Protection is needed for indigenous rock art from the impacts of industry and shipping emissions, the State Government has claimed. The McGowan Government has begun a monitoring program for its recently released Murujuga Rock Art Strategy, opening a tender for highly specialised expertise, qualifications and experience to care for the art. It will be a…

Perth Zoo Baby Giraffe Kamili Celebrates First Birthday

Picture Courtesy: Supplied: Stephen Dawson’s Facebook Page. A baby giraffe at Perth Zoo has celebrated a milestone, celebrating its first birthday. Visitors joined with the zoo to celebrate Kamili’s birthday, acknowledging the event with the opening of a newly upgraded African savannah tower. The improved tower is designed to enhance visitors’ experiences, taking them behind…