Sediment removal program to commence in the Lower Vasse River

Water Minister Dave Kelly has announced the commencement of a sediment removal program in the Lower Vasse River in Busselton to improve local water quality. The City of Busselton is leading and co-funding this work, with funding provided through Healthy Estuaries WA under the oversight of the Vasse Taskforce.

Monitoring water quality across the South West region

Rain, hail or shine the DWER’s South West regional office water quality monitoring team are out and about in boats, cars or kayaks monitoring water quality of south west estuaries and catchments.

Healthy Estuaries WA funding to help rehabilitate valued Albany creek

Water Minister Dave Kelly has announced the commencement of a project to restore and rehabilitate Yakamia Creek in Albany, with the McGowan Government contributing $144,000 of funding towards the project.
Yakamia Creek is a waterway that traverses a mixed agricultural/urban catchment through the City of Albany, eventually entering Oyster Harbour. Over many decades, the health of the creek has deteriorated due to modification and weed invasion.

Dairy farmers show and tell with shire planners

Dairy farmers across the state are working towards meeting new standards in the recently revised Code of Practice (the Code) for Dairy Farm Effluent Management 2021, and by doing so are helping to keep waterways healthy and reduce their fertiliser bill.

uPtake wins AWA Award

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) uPtake program has been recognised for its contribution to Research and Development Excellence at the Australian Water Association Awards held recently.

Update on Wilson Inlet and sandbar opening protocol review

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) and Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee (WICC) are hosting the annual Estuary Forum as a part of the State Government’s Healthy Estuaries WA program on Wednesday 17 November.