The project between the City of Albany and the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) aims to improve the quality of water flowing into Albany’s Oyster Harbour.
The McGowan Government has partnered with an Augusta community group in an Australian‑first trial of new technology developed in Western Australia that aims to better manage dairy farm effluent to protect local waterways.
More than $5.5 million has been provided by the State and Federal governments for Smart Farming Fertiliser trials to improve the health of waterways and estuaries by reducing fertiliser run-off, which in turn will help increase farm productivity and profitability.
A $1.2 million project to help improve the quality of water flowing into Oyster Harbour by creating a new wetland system in Albany’s Centennial Park precinct is now complete.
An urban drain located in Bunbury’s Brockman Park is being transformed into a vibrant living stream for the benefit of the environment and community, through a $350,000 partnership between the McGowan Government and the City of Bunbury.
A new report shows the McGowan Government, in partnership with South-West households, has reduced fertiliser pollution in Geographe Bay waterways and Leschenault Estuary by about 3,200 kilograms.
As part of the Love the Leschenault program, more than 100 households identified as using large amounts of fertiliser were given access to in-home fertiliser and gardening advice and practical tips from an expert ‘eco-coach’.
In addition to in-home advice, a recent workshop with celebrity gardener Neville Passmore drew a full house, with 110 people discovering how to make their gardens thrive in the Bunbury region’s soil and climate conditions, with less fertiliser.
The Departments of Primary Industries and Regional Development and Water and Environmental Regulation are currently responding to reports of dead fish in the Collie River near Mill Bridge in Eaton.
An investigation is underway and at this stage five dead bream have been identified.
Understanding how your fertiliser spreader’s distribution pattern can vary when using different fertiliser products can result in higher productivity and healthier waterways.
This is just one of many facts being shared with farmers across the South West and South Coast regions as part of the Regional Estuaries Initiative.
A recent study into the health of Peel’s waterways as part of the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s Healthy Rivers program has revealed a good diversity and abundance of native fish and crayfish.