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…

“Unique” Segway Tours to Boost Perth City Tourism

Tourists to Perth will be able to experience the city’s nature in a unique way, with Segway tours giving WA an opportunity to boost tourism in the heart of the city. The tours will give tourists a unique way to explore the features of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, the state’s most visited destination in…

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…