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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Gaia Resources gave back to the environment

As part of their end of year function, Gaia Resources approached Perth NRM to find a way to make a positive difference to the environment

Perth NRM Coastal Forum 2019

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

NRM professional Kathleen Broderick appointed Perth NRM’s new Coastal Manager

Perth NRM is excited to announce Kathleen Broderick as our new Coastal and Marine Program Manager (South Region).

2018 Boneseed Blitz highlights seed longevity

The 2018 'Boneseed Blitz' took place during September and October and marked the 10 years of coordinated boneseed surveillance and control in the Perth Region.

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