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…

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 “The amendments to the Environmental Protection Act 1986 will see all existing ESA declarations rescinded and replaced by new declarations made under regulation,” Mr Aldridge said.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…