More support for community NRM projects

Community groups in the Mining and Pastoral Region will be able to tap into $4 million in funding over 2016-17 for important environmental projects. Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Dave Grills MLC said funding through the Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants program was available to groups including schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and…

Initiative to spawn aquaculture investment opportunities

The Esperance region stands to benefit from a $1.66 million project to develop an ‘investment ready’ aquaculture zone in waters on Western Australia’s south coast. Supported by Royalties for Regions, the project will investigate suitable sites for ‘grow-out’ of target species, determine the required infrastructure and ensure environmental approval processes are managed.   Member for…

Davies welcomes new Container Deposit Scheme

Member for Central Wheatbelt Mia Davies MLA has welcomed the announced introduction of a container deposit scheme for beverage containers in Western Australia. The scheme is expected to start in mid-2018 and will help improve recycling and reduce littering in the State. Under the scheme, consumers will be able to get a 10 cent refund…