September EnviroNews

WALGA's Environment and Climate Change Newsletter

Issue 9 - September 2022

WALGA’s Environment and Sustainability eLearning Course released

The Environment and Sustainability eLearning Course is comprised of five modules designed to provide Local Governments with a comprehensive grounding in key areas of responsibility and management. Read more about the course here.

WALGA Field Day on Plant Recognition and Restoration Practices in Natural Areas 

Local Government staff involved in natural area management are invited to the field day, which will provide opportunities to learn about select plant communities, site management issues and lessons from restoration works.

Spring into action and monitor for borer beetle

Gardeners have been urged to watch for signs of the tree pest polyphagous shot hole borer this spring and report any suspect observations via our MyPestGuide Reporter app.

Wanna work at WALGA?

WALGA are looking for a Senior Policy Advisor, Waste.  This is a great opportunity to join the Waste and Environment Team, providing strategic advice and undertaking advocacy across a range of waste management matters.

Climate Change Bill Passes Federal Parliament

The Climate Change Bill 2022 includes national targets of cutting emissions by at least 43% by 2030 (compared to 2005) and reaching net zero by 2050.

TREEmendous Biosecurity Blitz

The TREEmendous Biosecurity Blitz aims to protect WA’s trees from exotic threats across our horticultural and forest industries and urban and bushland environments. The annual event runs from 24 September to 24 October.

Sector Spotlight

Spring’s alive at Kalamunda's Second Chance Reuse Shop

Since it’s opening in March, the Second Chance Reuse Shop has diverted 39 tonnes of goods from landfill and welcomed hundreds of people.
 Image Source: City of Kalamunda

44,000 seedlings added to former road corridor in the City of Cockburn

Winter planting for 2022 as part of the Rehabilitating Roe 8 project has added 44,000 new native seedlings to the Bibra Lake environment.
Image Source: City of Cockburn

EMRC's first Sustainability Strategy launched

The Strategy – “Think Forward, Act Now” defines EMRC’s sustainability goals and targets for all its operational activities.
Image Source: EMRC

Local experts share tools for Greening Cities

The City of Nedlands shared how they developed their Urban Forestry Strategy at the latest CitiesWithNature webinar.
Image Source: ICLEI

State & Federal Government Updates

Grants lock in almost $4 million in coastal conservation projects

Lotterywest funding grant supports ReWild Perth project

Transformative renewable hydrogen plant to be built in Pilbara

Recognition for outstanding coastal care and conservation

In Other News...

Nominations for the 2022 WA Heritage Awards are now open

The awards recognise outstanding commitment and contribution to heritage conservation, adaptive reuse, interpretation, tourism and promotion in Western Australia. Nominations close on Wednesday, 12 October.

Entries for the 34th National Banksia Sustainability Awards are now open

The awards recognise leadership in biodiversity, climate change, and First Nations people, and reinforce the diversity of sustainability. Entries close on Tuesday, 13 December.

What's On

2022 WA Trails Forum
Date: 21 October
Location: University of Western Australia
Date: 13-16 February 2023
Location: The University of Western Australia
Behaviour Change in a Changing Climate Webinar
Date: 4 October
Location: Online
Date: 6 October
Location: Online

WALGA Environment Team Contacts  

Manager, Waste and Environment - Rebecca Brown (08) 9213 2063
Senior Policy Advisor, Environment - Jade Mains (08) 9213 2027
Graduate Policy Officer, Environment - Sarah Twyford (08) 9213 2009
 Policy Officer, Biodiversity & Natural Area Management - Renata Zelinova (08) 9213 2521
Project Officer, Biodiversity and Sustainability / Grant Facilitator, Urban Forest -
Melanie Davies (08) 9213 2065
Copyright © WALGA, All rights reserved.

Our mailing address is:
LV1, 170 Railway Pde, West Leederville WA 6007

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list.