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$25 million over the next four years for Healthy Estuaries WA

The McGowan Government will invest $111.6 million in funding to continue critical State Government programs and projects across regional Western Australia. Funding for the next four years has been locked in ahead of this year’s Budget, recognising the importance of more than a dozen regional State Government programs. The funding package includes $25 million over...
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Innovative program revitalising Geographe waterways

A report into the first four years of Revitalising Geographe Waterways program was released today in Busselton, detailing the success of the program. Key achievements detailed in the report included improved water quality in the Toby Inlet and Vasse Estuary channel thanks to increased seawater flushing, and a reduction in nutrients entering waterways through effective...
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Science made community-friendly for Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands

New booklet summarises extensive monitoring of Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands Further ecological monitoring to occur into 2020, with the McGowan Government committing $1.6 million for Revitalising Geographe Waterways program McGowan Government working with partners to improve waterway health The complex ecological make-up of Busselton’s Vasse-Wonnerup wetlands is the focus of a new booklet launched today that summaries...
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Plans to guide future waterway management released

Three final plans that will help determine how our local wetlands and waterways are managed into the future have been completed and are now available online. The three plans were finalised in June and will guide future management actions to improve waterway health and water quality in the Lower Vasse River, Toby Inlet and the...
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WA water program recognised for innovation

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) featured prominently at this year’s Australian Water Association’s National Awards. After winning the State award category for Program Innovation, DWER’s Revitalising Geographe Waterways initiative was a finalist in the National Program Innovation Award competing against other great projects at the Ozwater ’19 Gala Dinner, held in Melbourne...
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