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Houtman Abrolhos Islands
Houtman Abrolhos Islands

Abrolhos Islands management plans to safeguard slice of paradise

An untouched paradise off Western Australia's coast will be better protected under new 10-year management plans.

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Carnaby's black cockatoo feeding on a bottlebrush plant.
Carnaby's black cockatoo feeding on a bottlebrush plant.

Lotterywest grant to help Carnaby’s cockatoo numbers soar

Western Australia's iconic Carnaby's cockatoos have been given a welcome boost, thanks to a Lotterywest grant of more than $1.5 million.

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aerial photo of the Ningaloo coast and reef
aerial photo of the Ningaloo coast and reef

Ningaloo coastal reserves jointly managed for the future

One of the State's most spectacular tourism destinations will be better protected under a new joint management plan.

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Australian sea lions swimming underwater
Australian sea lions swimming underwater

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

A trial has been proposed at Shoalwater Islands and Jurien Bay marine parks this summer where swimmers could interact with Australian sea lions in their own environment.

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An aerial image of Penguin Island
An aerial image of Penguin Island

Update on actions to protect little penguins

On the 26 August 2022 the Minister for Environment announced immediate steps to protect vulnerable little penguins at Penguin Island.

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An aerial photo of Collie's Wellington Dam mural
An aerial photo of Collie's Wellington Dam mural

New Collie trail and bridge ready for hikers to enjoy

The 56 kilometre stretch includes a new 94 metre pedestrian bridge, taking the hiking experience for both residents and visitors to the next level.

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A numbat looking out behind a log
A numbat looking out behind a log

New nature reserves in South-West to protect threatened species

The McGowan Government is further highlighting its commitment to protecting the rich biodiversity of our State with the creation of new nature reserves in the South-West region.

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Two western swamp tortoises
Two western swamp tortoises

Record release for critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise

One of the world's rarest and most critically endangered reptiles has been given a lifeline, thanks to the record-breaking success of a collaborative breed-for-release program.

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Mountain bike rider using the Kylie Trail. Image credit Tim Allot
Mountain bike rider using the Kylie Trail. Image credit Tim Allot

Adventures abound with new Collie mountain bike trails

Today marks another milestone towards Collie's future as an adventure destination with the opening of the brand new 10 kilometre Kylie Trail.

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One adult black swan with six cygnets
One adult black swan with six cygnets

Latest Riverbank funding projects announced

The Swan and Canning rivers are set to benefit from more than $1.4 million in new funding for foreshore restoration projects as part of the McGowan Government’s Riverbank Program.

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