WALGA’s Environmental and Climate Change Newsletter

Issue 6 - June 2021

Volunteer Tree Planting with the City of Perth

On Wednesday, 16 June, the City of Perth hosted a volunteer planting event with a diverse and engaged team from WALGA. Roughly 2,500 native WA tubestock were planted in an existing bushland area in front of the Convention Centre. Species such as Gastrolobium, Acacia, Daviesia, Thysanotus, Hovea and Gompholobium’s to name a few will soon show its prolific colour, shape and form come spring. Read more here.

Click here to watch City of Perth Environment Technical Officer, Karl Kjaerheim, explain more on the project.

WALGA ESD Buildings Workshop

WALGA brought together the sector last month to discuss and advance Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) outcomes in buildings following the NCC 2019 code update. Photo Credit: Curtin University

Climate Change Risk Assessment Training for Local Governments

Limted places are available for Local Government officers to participate in and complete the 'train the trainer' course at WALGA on Thursday, 8 July. 

2021 Community Choice Awards Winner

Congratulations to the City of Canning for taking out the 2021 Community Choice Award!

Sector Spotlight

Greens Bins are a GO

During June, over 61,000 City of Wanneroo properties will receive a 240L garden organics bin. More here.
Certified Carbon Neutral
The City of Subiaco has become the first certified carbon neutral Local Government in Western Australia.

Cockburn to Install LED Streetlights

Cockburn has embarked on the City’s single greatest energy reduction project ever.

Hopes of 30,000 Natives in the Ground

Community Planting Days rally volunteers for record planting numbers at the City of Bayswater.

State & Federal Updates

Western Australia's Plan to Ban Single-Use Plastics Fast Tracked
The McGowan Labor Government has fast-tracked its Plan for Plastics by four years.

Contaminated Sites Data Available
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation is making the restricted Contaminated Site Database spacial dataset available to Local Governments. The Licence Agreement can be found here.

The European Wasp Wipe Out!
After successive and challenging European wasp seasons, Western Australia can breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate some spectacular results.

In Other News...

Renewables Still Cheapest Power

Solar photovoltaics (PV) and wind continue to be the cheapest sources of new electricity generation in Australia in a new GenCost report.

Upcoming Events

Planting in the Park
Date: Saturday, 26 June
Venue: Cantwell Park, Pinjarra

2021 Dieback Information Group Conference
Date: 1 - 2 July
Venue: Bendat Community Centre

Mandjoogoodrap: Changing Tides Conference
Date: 28 - 30 September
Venue: City of Mandurah
Realising Net Zero Buildings
Date: Thursday, 5 August
Venue: Virtual

Aquatic Weed Management Training
Date: Various dates over the year
Venue: Canning River Eco Education Centre

Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage Forum
Date: 29 Sep - 1 Oct
Venue: Virtual
Click here for Funding and Grants Opportunities

WALGA Environment Team Contacts  

A/ Environment Policy Manager - Garry Middle, 9213 2049
Environment Policy Officer - Jade Mains, 9213 2027
LGmap Business Development Officer - Renata Zelinova, 9213 2521
Project Coordinator, Regional Climate Alliances - Gemma Cook, 9213 2009
Biodiversity and Sustainability Project Officer / Urban Forest Grant Facilitator - Melanie Davies, 9213 2065
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