NORTHAMPTON BYPASS AN IMMEDIATE PRIORITY: LOVE

The Northampton bypass project should be an absolute priority following Strandline Resources’ announcement last week that it would proceed with its Coburn mineral sands project near Shark Bay, according to Shadow Transport Minister Shane Love. Mr Love said the mineral sands project would see 230,000 tonnes of Heavy Mineral Concentrate (HMC) exported from the Geraldton…

Nationals pledge $100 million for natural resource management in the regions

Creating environmentally sustainable communities, delivering healthier waterways and coastal areas and protecting biodiversity hotspots will be prioritised under a new $100 million environmental initiative announced by The Nationals WA. Leader Mia Davies made the $100 million commitment – the largest ever for environmental initiatives in regional WA – in Albany today alongside local landcare and…

Coastal grants fall short

Moore MP Shane Love has urged local governments impacted by coastal erosion to apply for the government’s latest $4 million coastal grant round. Applications for Coastal Adaptation and Protection Grants of up to $300,000 are open now until 31 March 2021. Mr Love, also The Nationals WA environment spokesperson, cautioned that Labor’s $4 million coastal…

Stay safe on regional roads this Christmas

Moore MP Shane Love MLA has urged WA drivers to stay safe on the roads this holiday season. The Nationals WA are lending their support to the WA Local Government Association’s RoadWise Road Ribbon for Road Safety campaign, encouraging people to aim for zero deaths and serious injuries on our roads. “Achieving the long-term vision…

Nationals deliver breakthrough on Environmentally Sensitive Areas

WA’s 98,000 Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) declarations will be reassessed, thanks to an amendment moved by Nationals MLC Hon Martin Aldridge in State Parliament last week. “The amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 will see all existing ESA declarations rescinded and replaced by new declarations made under regulation,” Mr Aldridge said. “Landholders with an…