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Collie company breaks ground at Lake Kepwari as project expanded to $5.7 million development

Collie company Cardinal Contractors has completed work on upgrading the first 2.2 kilometres of the access road to Lake Kepwari, as the State Government announces an additional $2.7 million of funding towards the tourism development.

Rosemary Island Turtle Monitoring Program
Rosemary Island Turtle Monitoring Program

Pilbara turtle monitoring program supports endangered hawksbill turtles

Western Australia’s longest running turtle tagging program has completed yet another successful year with a total of 626 marine turtle observations made over a 14-day survey period.

Western ground parrot. Photo: B Barrett, DBCA
Western ground parrot. Photo: B Barrett, DBCA

Support for West Australian bushfire wildlife and habitat recovery

Urgent work to protect animals such as the critically endangered western ground parrot are among the priority Western Australian Government projects being supported by the Morrison Government's initial $50 million wildlife and habitat recovery package.

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Call for Swan and Canning river foreshore restoration projects

Swan and Canning river foreshore land managers are encouraged to apply for a share of up to $1 million in funding for restoration projects.

Rubbish beside the Swan River. Photo: DBCA
Rubbish beside the Swan River. Photo: DBCA

All hands on deck to clean up the Swan River

Environment Minister Stephen Dawson is getting a head start on Clean Up Australia Day, joining hundreds of Western Australians today as they remove rubbish from the Swan River.

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Commercial opportunities in Lane Poole Reserve and Dwellingup

Dwellingup is fast becoming an adventure trail hotspot, with expressions of interest being sought for new commercial nature-based activities in Lane Poole Reserve.

Nuytsia floribunda. Photo- Tourism WA
Nuytsia floribunda. Photo- Tourism WA

New botanical discoveries mark golden year for Western Australia

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) is celebrating 50 years of the Western Australian Herbarium's botanical journal 'Nuytsia' by naming and describing 50 new species over the course of the year as part of a 'golden anniversary' edition of the journal.

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Ecotourism accommodation in popular national park

Palm Pool in Millstream Chichester National Park is set to feature new ecotourism accommodation with approval for a lease given to the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation.

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Collie road projects underway

The McGowan Government is delivering on projects that will improve safety and enhance the experience for visitors in the Collie area.

Murujuga rock art. Credit - MAC
Murujuga rock art. Credit - MAC

Murujuga World Heritage listing one step closer

A Tentative List Submission for the Murujuga Cultural Landscape has been formally transmitted by the Australian Government to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre so the area can be added to Australia's World Heritage Tentative List later this year.