The McGowan Labor Government is calling on Western Australians to have their say on climate change, with the release of the 'Climate change in Western Australia - issues paper'.
The paper identifies 11 focus areas including industry innovation, future mobility, water security, protecting biodiversity, and regional prosperity.
Six Western Australian communities stretching from the State's Great Southern to the North-West will compete to take home the top honour in the 50th Keep Australia Beautiful Council (KABC) Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards.
Of the 45 entrants this year, with strong submissions across all seven award categories, 6 regional overall State-title finalists - Albany, Bunbury, Esperance, Greenbushes, Kalgoorlie-Boulder, and Port and South Hedland - have been selected after a visit by judges.
The State's environmental watchdog has partnered with Crime Stoppers WA so community members can anonymously report activities they suspect are damaging the environment.
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) relies on information from the community and this new collaboration provides a safe platform for people to share evidence concerning suspected water and environmental crimes.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today announced Western Australia's new container deposit scheme, Containers for Change, will launch on Tuesday June 2, 2020 following the WA Day long weekend.
The establishment of a container deposit scheme will deliver on a key McGowan Labor election commitment and help divert waste from landfill and create jobs for Western Australians.
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today welcomed a new five-member Waste Authority board, reaffirming the State's focus on waste management.
Former Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia chief executive officer Reg Howard-Smith has been appointed as the Waste Authority's chairperson and Lee Broomhall (Chief Executive Officer, Workpower) as deputy chairperson, along with members Kelly Howlett (Chief Executive Officer, Bloodwood Tree Association), Tim Youé (Chief Executive Officer, Southern Metropolitan Regional Council) and Dr Joshua Byrne (Director, Josh Byrne & Associates)
Environment Minister Stephen Dawson today reminded Western Australians to have their say on reducing single-use plastics.
The 'Let's not draw the short straw - reduce single-use plastics' issues paper and online survey are seeking community feedback to help guide the next steps in the McGowan Government's action on plastic waste.
Scientists from across Australia will use state-of-the-art technology over the next four years to work with grazing farmers in Western Australia to reduce nutrient loss off farm and improve water quality in local waterways and estuaries.
More than $5.5 million has been provided by the State and Federal governments for Smart Farming Fertiliser trials to improve the health of waterways and estuaries by reducing fertiliser run-off, which in turn will help increase farm productivity and profitability.
Water Minister Dave Kelly yesterday launched the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation's (DWER) inaugural Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) to promote greater cultural awareness and inclusion in the management of Western Australia's water resources and environment.