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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.

Friends of Hollis Park complete CEP project

13th October, 2020 GovernmentLocal Action

The Friends of Hollis Park have reported completion of revegetation works made possible through a federal Communities Environment Program grant, sponsored by Perth NRM.

Sediment Task Force research published

The CRC for Water Sensitive Cities has published research commissioned by the Sediment Task Force, marking an important milestone in sediment management.

National Biodiversity Month: Urban Forests

In the last of our National Biodiversity Month series, we look at the role of the urban forest in urban hotspots.

National Biodiversity Month: Living Streams

Living Steams and Constructed Wetlands are an increasingly popular way to use ecological systems as part of our urban infrastructure, offering improved biodiversity value to our suburbs.

Talking Food Security

With travel restrictions easing, Perth NRM is heading out for stakeholder consultation as part of the WA Food Security Plan Stage Two.

National Biodiversity Month: Coastal Care

14th September, 2020 Coastal and MarineGovernmentBlog

Today we're looking at coastal conservation as part of National Biodiversity Month.

The Power of Partnership

A partnership between South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL), the City of Canning and the Water Corporation has led to a great project in Nurdi Park, Riverton, as part of the Swan Canning River Recovery program.

Coastal Capacity Building Grant

Perth NRM has been awarded a $19,400 Coastwest Grant to continue the Coastal Capacity Building project delivered by its Coastal + Marine Program.

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 Wednesday, 16 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.

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