Containers for Change to give environment and community a leg up

WA will focus on taking care of the environment and the community, through a new scheme to return used drink containers. The McGowan Government announced the first stage of the state’s container deposit scheme network Containers for Change on Thursday, in a bid to keep WA clean. From June 2, Western Australians returning eligible beverage…

Funding boosts disability services’ transition to NDIS

WA will safeguard the sustainability of the disability sector with funding to help service providers transition to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). The McGowan Government has revealed a $4.45 million boost on Wednesday, as part of its $20.3 million initiative to help smooth the shift to the NDIS. Round three of the funding announced…

Plastic bag rubbish falls as WA records big drop in litter

Plastic bag litter has fallen in WA, a new report has revealed. Keep Australia Beautiful’s National Litter Index report found plastic bag rubbish dropped 29.9 per cent over 2018/19, along with falls in other types of litter across the state. The fall in plastic bag litter followed the introduction of the State Government’s plastic bag…

WA Environment Minister Says Balance Approach Is Needed To Address Climate Change

WA Environment Minister Stephen Dawson expressed his disappointment over the Federal Government’s ‘lack of leadership’ on the issue of climate change during an interview with WAMN News. His comment came before the major climate strike rally held in Perth, which saw record amount of students and workers marching on the streets demanding action on climate…

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…