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…

Environmental Education for Kids Key in Kings Park Naturescape Re-Opening

Young people will get the opportunity to revisit nature at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, afterthe Rio Tinto Naturescape was reopened following a 12-month renovation. The upgrade of Stage 2 of the facility will give children the chance to explore the environment in the heart of Perth. “This Stage 2 upgrade is a fantastic addition…

New Strategy to Reduce 75 Per Cent of Waste by 2030

A government commissioned consultation paper into opportunities to improve WA’s waste and recycling performance, prepared by the Waste Authority, was launched at Perth’s Foodbank today. Western Australia is currently lagging behind the other states in the country, which is why Environment Minister Stephen Dawson used this opportunity to call on the community to reduce their…

Fight to End Yeelirrie Uranium Mining Project

The Conservation Council of Western Australia and members of the Tjiwarl Native Title group are taking legal action against environmental approval for the Yeelirrie uranium mining proposal. This was one of the last decisions the Barnett government made, with Environmental Minister Albert Jacobs approving the mine, despite the Environmental Protection Agency warning unique subterranean fauna may…

WA Ranked Lowest in the Country for Renewable Energy Investments

Western Australia has been ranked last on the list of states pulling their weight to reach the Renewable Energy Target, according to the Clean Energy Council report which was released today. WA has just one renewable energy project being built this year, which will only create 100 jobs and means our state’s renewable energy mix…

Lights Off to Save Earth

Lights Off to Save Earth Calgarians and cities worldwide cooperated and carried out a massive environmental plan by switching off lights for an hour last Saturday. The 7th worldwide Earth Hour was held around the globe from 8:30 to 9:30pm in respective time zones. Main buildings, public institutions turned off all unecessary lights to join…

Abbott & Newman Deal Puts Queensland Environment In Danger

Greens Senator Larissa Waters has lashed out at Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Queensland Premier Campbell Newman over a newly agreed environment deal that could potentially damage Queensland’s environment. “To the delight of their big business buddies, two of Australia’s worst environmental vandals have today struck a deal to start unwinding thirty years’ worth of…

50 Years of Tortoises Conservation

WA Environment Minister Albert Jacobs celebrated 50 years of the Western Swamp Tortoise Protection Program. Western Swamp Tortoises were thought to be extinct, but they have been rediscovered and have grown to number more than 300. During his visit to Ellenbrook Nature Reserves, the Environment Minister thanked the land donors, sponsors and Dr Burbidge for…

Kwinana Power Station will retire

The Kwinana Power station is due to shut down by October, 2015. Energy Minister Mike Nahan said extending the life of the 37 year old power plant’s stage C is not economically sound. “Kwinana Power Station was built in the 1970’s and its age means it’s simply uneconomic to extend the life of the plant,”…

Controversial former Premier passes away

By Danielle Staniskov WA’s Former controversial Premier Ray O’Connor has passed away, aged 86. Premier Colin Barnett made the announcement on Tuesday morning. “I am saddened to hear about the death of former Western Australian Premier Ray O’Connor overnight”. Mr Barnett said. O’Connor was an Australian liberal politician and served in parliament for 24 years.…