WA Trials SMART Drumlines to Improve Shark Mitigation

SMART drumlines will be deployed off Gracetown’s coast, as part of a trial into the effectiveness of the shark mitigation technology. The 10 non-lethal drumlines will be deployed set up about 500 metres away from the coastline over the next 15 months, with the scientific trial designed to help fill knowledge gaps from trials off…

Bassendean selected for 2019 Your Move program

Walking, cycling and public transport will be encouraged in the Town of Bassendean, in conjunction with the Your Move program, with the Government onboard to provide tips, tools, resources and tailored advice on how to incorporate more active transport into resident’s everyday routine. Bassendean was chosen for this year’s Your Move program due to its…

WA Government State Lobster Quota Brings Risks to Industry: Lobster Council

The McGowan government’s decision to quarantine a portion of increased rock lobster quotas for WA’s domestic market will threaten the lobster industry, WA’s lobster industry body has warned. Western Rock Lobster Council (WRLC) CEO Matt Taylor said the council remained “100 per cent opposed to government ownership”, claiming nationalising 17 per cent of WA lobster…

Consultation Extended in Bid to Grow WA Lobster Industry

The State Government has made a push to make more of WA’s lobster available in the state, extending the consultation on the future management and growth of the WA lobster industry. Fisheries Minister Dave Kelly said the government wanted to grow the industry to benefit fishers and other industries that affected by industry, extending the…

WA Lobster Festival on the Cards as Planning Gets Under Way

Photo By: Nelson Liu Seafood-lovers could soon revel in the lobster in WA, with a new first-ever festival dedicated to the crustacean. Planning stages for the international lobster festival are under way, with the State Government calling for submissions from industry and the community. “This is an incredibly exciting festival for Western Australia that will…

Pat Donovan Becomes New Water Corp CEO

Water Minister Dave Kelly announced that Pat Donovan has been appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer for the Water Corporation. Mr Donovan will begin his new role on the 1st, January, 2019 with a five year contract. After a intensive recruitment process held by the board, agreed with the Minister for Water, Mr Donovan…

Surf Life Saving WA Patrols and Shark Mitigation Commitments

With the first day of Spring commencing tomorrow, West Australian’s will soon be flocking to the beaches making good use of our beautiful weather. Surf Life Saving WA will begin beach patrols again, with assistance from the state funded Westpac Rescue Helicopter, keeping an eye out for sharks, rips and other dangerous ocean risks. “I…

Beach Emergency Number signs revealed for Perth beaches

In deliverance of a McGowan Government election commitment, the City of Kwinana was proud to reveal one of nine Beach Emergency Number (BEN) signs today at Wells Park. Being the first of more than 1,000 BEN signs, it’s anticipated to strengthen emergency responses should a serious incident occur. Each sign features a unique code, pinpointing…

WA Promotes Boost For Space Agency Location

The State Government will pitch WA as the base for the Australian Space Agency, as the McGowan Government ramps up calls for the agency to be based in Perth. Science, Innovation and ICT Minister Dave Kelly will meet with head of the Australian Space Agency Dr Megan Clark on Thursday to bolster WA’s position as…

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…