Tensions Between Federal And State Government Over Shark Figures

Tensions have flared again between Federal Environment Minister, Josh Frydenberg, and the State’s fisheries Minister, Dave Kelly, disagreeing over the latest shark figures. A CSIRO report has recorded the populations of great white sharks on Australia’s East and West Coasts. The report detailed there are approximately 1460 sharks off WA’s coast, with no increase in…

Aerial Survey to Develop Knowledge of Water Resources For Peel Project

The State Government will build a knowledge of groundwater systems to develop potential water resources for its Transform Peel project through an aerial geophysical survey. An airborne electromagnetic survey will begin on Wednesday to assess the quality of the groundwater and model potential impacts of future groundwater abstraction on users and water dependent ecosystems. “This…

New Bag Sharing Rules Simplified for Fishers in Common Sense Approach

New fishing regulations will allow bag limit sharing in an effort to simplify rules for recreational fishers. The State Government has approved drafting of regulations enabling fishers to pool their catches, in what they call a “common-sense” approach. “It just makes sense for recreational fishers sharing a day out on a boat to share their…

WA Cleans Up Homeless With Waterwise Hybrid Shower and Laundry Van

The McGowan Government has emphasised the value of water to people living on WA’s streets, bringing a free laundry and shower service to the homeless. LotteryWest and the Water Corporation have joined together to support charity Orange Sky to develop a “sustainable and waterwise” combined shower and laundry van, providing showers and clean clothes that…

Liberal Senators Endorse WA Government Shark Deterrent Subsidy

The WA Government’s shark mitigation and deterrent measures have been approved by the Federal Government, after a senate inquiry recommended other states to adopt the McGowan Government’s shark deterrent subsidy. A bipartisan committee tabled a report in Federal Parliament on Tuesday endorsing the state government’s subsidy, which undertook non-lethal measures to prevent shark attacks. The…

3D Virtual Reality to Eliminate Water Infrastructure Flaws

3D virtual reality technology could be the saviour of water infrastructure design flaws, with the Water Corporation implementing the technology to eliminate potential safety issues during the design process. The technology will simulate how water and wastewater infrastructure will function before being built to improve engineering. “This is a big step forward in the way…

WA’s Best and Brightest Honoured For Innovation

Curtin University has taken out the top prize for inventing an innovative method to prolong the freshness of fruit and vegetables in the annual WA Innovator of the Year awards. The university won the overall Mitsubishi Corporation Innovator of the Year award to extend the storage, transport and shelf life of horticultural products in the…

Science Week to Inspire Innovation and Jobs

Western Australians are set to take part in Australia’s biggest celebration of science, technology and innovation as part of National Science Week. The week aims to acknowledge the contributions of local scientists and educators, encouraging an interest in science among the public. It also aims to inspire young people to pursue and study and careers…

Water Recycling Improvements to Boost Bridgetown Growth and Environment

Western Australian Government improvements to wastewater recycling in Bridgetown are set to bring benefits to the town’s water-wise consciousness. Two projects are under way to improve irrigation and sewerage to cater for future growth and help the environment. Work to upgrade the Bridgetown Wastewater Treatment Plant began in May, to treat the town’s wastewater to…

Government Seeks Feedback On Shark Detection Receivers

The WA Government is asking for the Esperance community for input about where they should put two satellite-linked shark detection receivers. The McGowan Government announced the extension of Western Australia’s shark monitoring program to Esperance as part of their response to a fatal shark attack in the area. The attack claimed the life of Laeticia…