Bushfire recovery plan for western ground parrots

Media Statement from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

  • Western ground parrots are critically endangered, with less than 150 in the wild
  • Urgent recovery actions planned in response to recent bushfires

Emergency recovery efforts are underway to assist Western Australia's rarest bird following recent bushfires.

The last remaining wild population of western ground parrots is known to occur in Cape Arid National Park and the adjacent Nuytsland Nature Reserve on the south coast.

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Recycling charities funded through dumping reduction program

Media Statement from Hon Stephen Dawson MLC

  • $41,859 awarded under the Charitable Recyclers Dumping Reduction Program
  • Funding from this round to build on findings from first round of funding

Western Australian charities, Alinea Inc in partnership with Good Samaritan Industries and Anglicare WA, have secured more than $41,000 in funding to help reduce dumping at charitable recycling sites.

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RED grants drive manufacturing, tourism in Great Southern

Media Statement from Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • Eight Great Southern projects to receive $797,995 in Regional Economic Development grants
  • McGowan Government investing in jobs, manufacturing and boosting tourism

Great Southern projects focusing on creating jobs, manufacturing and boosting tourism experiences have received funding through the McGowan Government's Regional Economic Development (RED) Grants program.

Eight projects across the Great Southern region will share in $797,995 through Round 2 of the RED Grants program.

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Water deficiency declared in the shires of Jerramungup and Esperance

Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA and Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

  • Water deficiency declared for the Grass Patch area in the Shire of Esperance and northern part of the Shire of Jerramungup
  • Government to cart water for animal welfare in affected area

Water deficiencies have today been declared in the Grass Patch area in the Shire of Esperance and northern part of the Shire of Jerramungup.

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McGowan Government invests in three new projects to boost rural water supplies

Media Statement from Hon Dave Kelly BA MLA

  • McGowan Government provides $210,000 in grants for dryland agricultural areas
  • Funding will be used to establish or improve water supplies in farming communities
  • Community Water Supply Program helps areas vulnerable to water shortages

Water Minister Dave Kelly today announced the McGowan Government will partner with a further three local governments in dryland agricultural areas to help these communities adapt to the impacts of climate change.

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