Announcing Healthy Estuaries WA

On Thursday 4 June 2020, Minister Kelly announced the State Government’s $25 million Healthy Estuaries WA program. The Healthy Estuaries WA program builds on the work of the Regional Estuaries Initiative and will drive action in catchments to improve water quality and restore the environmental balance of estuaries. Healthy Estuaries … Read More

System design solutions showcased in the South West

Western Australia’s South West dairy farms took centre stage at a recent agricultural training course, with livestock effluent system designers from across the nation in attendance to view different technologies in action. Seven participants travelled from Western Australia, Victoria, Queensland and Tasmania to attend the four-day accredited training course delivered … Read More

New approach to seagrass resilience

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s resident seagrass expert Dr Kieryn Kilminster, is building worldwide understanding of what it means for seagrass to be resilient. Seagrass meadows are an important part of estuarine ecosystems, providing habitat and food for birds and marine life, and contributing to good water and … Read More

Farmers turn to science for fertiliser advice

A large number of farms in the South West and South Coast are expected to save money on fertiliser after testing has revealed a bank of excess phosphorus in soils. Now in its ninth year, the soil testing program – currently supported by the $20 million Regional Estuaries Initiative – … Read More

Time to make better fertiliser choices

Over 150 grazing farmers got together across the south west and south coast during February to receive expert advice on improving their productivity, and bottom line, by keeping nutrients on the farm and out of waterways. Department of Water and Environmental Regulation’s (DWER) Fertiliser Management Program Coordinator, Kelly Lavell said … Read More

Constructing weirs on Serpentine agricultural drains

Improved river water quality, a boost to biodiversity and increased farm productivity are all in the pipeline for landholders in WA’s Peel-Harvey region. The Better Collaborative Drainage Management project, being led by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) with funding from the Regional Estuaries Initiative (REI), will see the construction of … Read More

Farmers and scientists share their experiences and success stories

“We are delighted to share the speaker presentations with you by visiting our video playlist.”, said Malcolm. The Nutrient Summit was proudly supported by the Regional Estuaries Initiative and the Revitalising Geographe Waterways programs, working to address nutrient run-off.

Soil testing to support better fertiliser decisions

Grazing farmers across the South West are being encouraged to take part in a soil testing program designed to support farmers make better fertiliser decisions. “I’ve now got a good understanding on what soil pH is doing across my farm, and know in my mind that the cattle are getting … Read More