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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.

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.

2020 SALP recipients

These are the recipients of the SALP grants in the 2020 funding year.

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.

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.

Building Sustainable Communities Update

Thanks to all who attended the Building Sustainable Communities event in Maylands on April 11, 2019 for a full day of practical and positive approaches toward progressing the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals through community actions.

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).

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.

Local stone fruits – Still in season

West Australian nectarines, plums and peaches are all in season and are in great flavour condition.

SALP grants help Landcare groups continue the upkeep of the Swan Region

Matilda Bay Restaurant was the venue for this years Swan Alcoa Landcare Program Funding Ceremony.

Environmental Protection in Perth Receives Another Boost with the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program

The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) continues to protect the environmental biodiversity of our Swan Region with more than $330,000 in grants awarded to 59 on ground projects at this morning’s annual SALP Funding Ceremony.

Recognising our volunteers on International Volunteer Day

11th December, 2018 IndustryLocal ActionEvent

Perth NRM spent a lovely afternoon at the 2018 International Volunteer Day Ceremony at the Lower Gardens of Government House.

Season Launch – WA Stone fruit, December 4th

Local Stone fruit is hitting our shops this December

December Launches Summer and Stonefruit in WA

The launch is taking place on Tuesday 4th December between 6.30am and 9.00am at two locations, Yagan Square and Murray Street Mall

Environmental Champions Recognised at SALP 20 Year Awards

The Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP) celebrated 20 years of delivering positive environmental outcomes for Perth at a ceremony held last night at Frasers in Kings Park.

Two Decades of Landcare Celebrated

One of Australia’s longest and most successful landcare initiatives, the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP), is celebrating 20 years of protecting and enhancing the Swan and Canning rivers catchments.

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