Building community capacity to restore waterways

Stream restoration workshops for farmers are underway as part of Healthy Estuaries WA. Led by local catchment groups, the workshops will build the practical skills of farmers and community members to reduce stock access and revegetate areas close to waterways. The workshops also boost knowledge and appreciation of the benefits … Read More

Healthy Estuaries WA creates regional jobs

It takes the right people in the right place with the right skills to implement Healthy Estuaries WA , and creating job opportunities in regional communities is part of our collaborative model. Since the program started in 2020, it has supported jobs for 69 people, with a full-time equivalent load … Read More

Regional communities working together to restore waterways

As part of Healthy Estuaries WA, farmers across the South West are improving the health of waterways and receiving estuaries by fencing to exclude stock from streams and drains, and by revegetating riparian zones (the areas along the banks of a waterway).

New photopoint monitoring guide

Photopoints are fixed positions in the environment where consistent photos of a particular area of interest can be collected over time. Photopoint monitoring is used to assess changes in condition visually, particularly for evaluating environmental responses to on‑ground management actions or documenting impacts due to natural events or human activities … Read More

From muddy mess to crystal clear

More than 40 people came together in mid-July to plant 5500-plus seedlings on a cattle farm in the Denmark area. Farmer Marino Bocuzzi has been working with Shaun Ossinger, from the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee, since mid-2019 to revitalise a stretch of perennial creek on his property that flows into … Read More

REI a winner at WA Water Awards

The recently opened Centennial Park Wetland took out the Grahame Heal Water Sensitive Urban Design Award at the Australian Water Association Western Australian Water Awards 2019. Covering 1.1 hectares and fully accessible by the public, the wetland was recognised for its integrated design approach which balanced traditional hydraulic and drainage … Read More

Innovative revegetation in Oyster Harbour

Bruce Radys from Oyster Harbour Catchment Group has been using an innovative machine to improve the efficiency, speed and reduce costs of revegetating in the Kalgan River catchment. A special Commercial Native Vegetation Seeder (CommVeg) gives a reliable method of directly seeding the banks of waterways that is much cheaper … Read More

River bank workshops

Landowners were invited to attend field-based workshops to learn how to manage local waterways on farm, including weed and pest management, fire hazard mitigation and the benefits of establishing native vegetation for biodiversity and water quality. Hosted by local landowners and catchment groups as part of the Regional Estuaries Initiative … Read More