Perth Zoo Plans for Future Zoo Without Elephants as It Turns 120

Perth Zoo is looking to the future of the zoo without its iconic elephant exhibit, as it celebrates its 120th birthday. The zoo has begun to future-proof Perth’s world-renowned zoo to create an innovative future zoo to provide new wildlife experiences for local and international visitors as well for animals. Planning will prepare for the…

Endangered Tortoises Found After Seven Year Search

By Stephanie Acevedo Two people have been arrested over the recent recovery of two Madagascan Radiated Tortoises that were alleged to have been stolen from Perth Zoo. The rare endangered tortoises were believed to have been stolen from the zoo seven years ago, but were recovered earlier in September. They were found after WA Police…

Consultation Open For Noise Reforms to Protect Northbridge

The State Government has opened for public comment reforms protecting Northbridge venues against noise complaints from neighbouring residents. The reforms will provide protections for the entertainment district’s vibrant nightlife culture, following concerns about noise levels from entertainment premises including pubs and clubs. “Northbridge’s unique entertainment district is a textbook example of an area with a…

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…

Noah’s Ark Toy Library Resurrected In New Disability Discovery Centre

WA’s largest toy library for people with disabilities has been revived, following the opening of a new combined toy and library service in East Victoria Park. The new Activ Learning and Discovery Centre merges the state’s largest disability library and toy library to offer members access to information services, books and toys, replacing Noah’s Ark…

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…

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…

WA Begins Countdown to Plastic Bag Ban

The State Government has begun the countdown to WA’s plastic bag ban, with less than one month left until plastic bags will no longer be available at shops around WA. Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has urged households to stop using plastic bags and bring their own bags to shops in the lead up to the…