Western Australians to Blaze a Reuse Trail in Nations Biggest Garage Sale

Western Australians will be encouraged to blaze a trail of environmental sustainability by passing on their old items in the nation’s biggest garage sale. The Garage Sale Trail is heading to Rockingham and Kwinana on October 20 and 21, giving people the opportunity to declutter while creating positive social and environmental change by reusing. “The…

Cockburn Sound Environment “Well Managed”: Report

Water quality in Cockburn Sound has improved as a result of efforts to reduce pollution in Perth’s coastal waters, according to an environmental report. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson said the Cockburn Sound was generally well managed, following the release of the 2017 Cockburn Sound Drivers-Pressures-State-Impacts-Responses Assessment Final Report. “The State Government welcomes these reports on…

Rally against outer harbour construction at Cockburn Sound

A rally next week against the proposed outer harbour at Cockburn Sound is expecting to attract approximately 6,000 people. “We need to have a show of force so the government sees that it’s not actually just on paper, it’s not just internet warriors, we actually have people on the ground that are concerned about it,”…

Rottnest Island New Walk Trail Features Sustainability Initiative

The recently opened Wadiemup Bidi walk trail on Rottnest Island features 45 kilometres of trails and 27 newly constructed bench seats and boardwalk sections, all made from recycled plastics. The recycled materials represent 430,000 plastic bags that would otherwise end up in landfill. The major walk trail project is part of Rottnest Island’s sustainability focus.…

Plastic Bag Ban Officially Starts In WA

The plastic bag ban in WA comes into effect, with supermarkets no longer offering single use plastic bags. Instead, customers will be able to purchase re-usable plastic bags at a cost of approximately 15 cents each, but are strongly encouraged to bring their own re-usable bags every time they do shopping.  Environment Minister Stephen Dawson…

Woolworths Dump Plastic Bags as Ban Begins

Retail giant Woolworths will stop making single-use plastic bags available with the bags banned from its supermarkets from today. Woolworths customers will be required to bring re-usable bags or buy them at the supermarket’s stores and affiliated businesses BWS and Woolworths service stations. “It’s great that the major supermarkets like Woolworths are support and moving…

UPDATE: Protests against Outer Harbour off Kwinana

Over 50 protesters gathered outside Cockburn City Council last night, demonstrating against the development of an outer harbour off Kwinana. Protest spokesperson, Tim Barlow, commented today on the result of the meeting. He said the result was surprising. “It was more than expected,” Mr Barlow said. A lot of protestors left the meeting thinking their…

New Rescue Tool To Save Whale Disentanglements

WA Government scientists have teamed up with marine wildlife specialists to produce an advanced whale rescue tool that monitors the real-time location of entangled whales. This innovation makes way for the Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservations and Attractions to observe the whale from a distance prior to seeking to free…

Shark Fishing is prohibited in City of Cockburn

The City of Cockburn is re-enforcing their existing local law, whereby shark fishing is prohibited, including the use or setting of buoyed lines using blood or any other lure for the purpose of attracting sharks. Environment Manager at the City of Cockburn, Chris Beaton, explained multiple problems of bring large sharks into shore. 0:35” There’s…

Yalgorup National Park Expands To Protect Environment

New land will be added to Yalgorup National Park in a bid to protect the park’s natural environment. 1,001 hectares of Class A conservation reserve will be included in the world-renowned park, as part of the WA Government’s plan to safeguard threatened species and ecological communities. “The inclusion of this conservation significant land will provide…