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Welcome to Perth NRM's news and media releases page. We cover a range of project updates, news and feature articles.

Community Grants open for Middle Canning Estuary groups

Grants of up to $60,000 over three years are now available to organisations providing on-ground events, activities and capacity building within the Middle Canning Estuary. Applications close Monday, 14 September, 2020.

The Environment’s Role in Economic Recovery

1st July, 2020 GovernmentLocal Action

Perth NRM is one of many signatories to a campaign led by Pew Charitable Trusts for a $4 billion stimulus package that will create significant and meaningful employment throughout the national NRM sector, assisting in COVID-19 economic recovery.

Sediment Research Project Update March 2020

10th March, 2020 GovernmentSediment Taskforce

The field research is now completed. Professor Oldham gave a presentation to the Sediment Task Force and other sediment research sponsors and interested persons on her key findings 27/02/2020

Taskforce Workshop tackles money and sand going down the drain

Perth NRM recently worked with State and local government agencies to present a workshop highlighting the need for improved management of urban development sites

Local Governments tackle sediment management

Seven case studies highlighting WA Local Government’s key success factors for achieving best practice management in erosion and sediment control are now available.

Bardon Park volunteers contribute to Swan Canning River Recovery

Maylands residents and volunteers from the Friends of Bardon Park joined City of Bayswater staff on Sunday, 4 August to plant 3000 native seedlings at the iconic Bardon Park wetlands.

Federal grant opportunities with Communities Environment Program

2nd August, 2019 GovernmentLocal Action

The Communities Environment Program, first announced by the Federal Government in March 2019, released its Grant Opportunity Guidelines this week.

Smart Farms update for the North of Perth Food Zone

In 2018 the National Landcare Program and the City of Wanneroo funded Perth NRM to assess the practical use and adoption of improved soil water monitoring practices by horticulturists in the North of Perth Food Zone.

The real cost of poor erosion and sediment control practices during urban development

Whenever we see plumes of building sand in our suburban lakes, waterways and parklands, we can easily see some of the environmental impact of poor erosion and sediment management practices from local building sites.

Common barriers for Local Governments in WA to managing compliance for erosion and sediment control during urban development

Pollutants such as soil, sand and cement can be blown or washed away from subdivision, building and construction sites.

City of Gosnells providing “Doing it right” information to developers and builders

The City of Gosnells has developed a “Doing it right” webpage containing easy to understand technical specifications and information aimed at developers and builders

City of Nedlands and Town of Claremont using local laws to mitigate site erosion and sand drift

Local Laws are a significant tool for Local Government to manage compliance in regard to the prevention of erosion, sand drift and sediment loss, to protect amenity, stormwater infrastructure and the environment.

Students in the wild: 2019 Earth Day Expo

The Canning River was the perfect outdoor classroom for over 500 primary school students during the 2019 Earth Day Expo, held on Friday 5 April.

Barter Road Beach gets a fresh start for autumn

Staff from the proAlliance, a joint initiative between the Water Corporation and Suez (operators of the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant at Kwinana), have adopted their local beach and undertake regular beach clean-up events

Federal Environment Minister visits South Perth Foreshore

On Thursday 21 March 2019, Federal Minister for Environment, Hon Melissa Price MP and Federal Member for Swan, Hon Steve Irons MP visited Salter Point Reserve

Collaboration is key in protecting our coastline.

Perth is renowned for its coastal lifestyle, enjoying many social, environmental, cultural and economic benefits from its natural environment.

Sediment Task Force Educating on Best Practice through New Series of Local Government Case Studies

Preventing and controlling soil erosion, sediment runoff and sand drift from building, subdivision and construction sites resulting from urban development is a significant issue for Local Governments (LGs).

Perth NRM to advise on Environmental Outcomes of Perth’s Capacity to Manage Sea Freight

During 2018 Perth NRM became involved in the process being undertaken by the Westport Taskforce. 

Sediment Research Project Update March 2019

Fraser Eynon, the UWA Masters student undertaking the Sediment Research Project (SRP), resigned from his Masters course of study in November 2018.

Perth NRM providing greater food security to consumers

Ever wondered whether that avocado you ate or that carrot you bought was from Western Australia?

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