Perth Zoo’s Breeding Facility Officially Opens As Two African Lions Arrive

Perth Zoo’s Breeding Facility Officially Opens As Two African Lions Arrive

12 November 2018

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Big Hopes For Big Cats Victor P Taffa Perth Zoo’s completed lion breeding facility officially opens Two new lionesses arrived at Perth Zoo Western Australia’s ability to make a difference to global lion conservation took a leap forward today, as two new African Lions were introduced to the […]

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Redevelopment Of Swan River Café And Accommodation Approved By Minister

Redevelopment Of Swan River Café And Accommodation Approved By Minister

12 November 2018

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Western Australia Minister for Tourism Paul Papalia Green Light For Swan River Café And Accommodation Victor P Taffa Approval given for redevelopment on the Swan River Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today approved the redevelopment of an iconic riverside restaurant in Mosman Park. “McGowan Government is working to […]

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Increase For Illegal Asbestos Transport And Disposal On The Spot Fines

Increase For Illegal Asbestos Transport And Disposal On The Spot Fines

12 November 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton Asbestos Waste Crackdown Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government is cracking down on rogue construction and demolition waste operators and providing incentives for good behaviour. In a reform package announced today, Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton said stronger measures are needed to protect the community and […]

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Corpse Flower Amorphophallus Titanum On Show At Adelaide Botanic Garden

Corpse Flower Amorphophallus Titanum On Show At Adelaide Botanic Garden

29 October 2018

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Corpse Flower Blooms At Adelaide Botanic Garden Victor P Taffa Titan Arum, or Corpse Flower (Amorphophallus titanum), at Adelaide Botanic Garden has bloomed overnight. Corpse Flower will be open for the next 48 hours and emit a potent smell resembling rotting flesh. Minister for Environment and […]

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New South Wales Asbestos Waste Strategy Targeted Approach

New South Wales Asbestos Waste Strategy Targeted Approach

28 October 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton Tough Laws And Lower Fees For Asbestos Disposal Victor P Taffa New South Wales Government wants to make it tougher to illegally dump asbestos and easier to safely remove it. Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton said the draft New South Wales Asbestos Waste Strategy will target the […]

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Centennial Park Takes Out More Awards

Centennial Park Takes Out More Awards

19 October 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton Centennial Park Gathers More Gold Victor P Taffa Sydney’s Centennial Parklands has won yet more awards for excellence. “Having gained 9 awards in the last year alone and a National Heritage Listing, Centennial Park, has just won 3 more prestigious awards.” Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton said. […]

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State-Wide Beachwatch Report Says New South Wales Beaches Cleanest In 8 Years

State-Wide Beachwatch Report Says New South Wales Beaches Cleanest In 8 Years

14 October 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton 2018 A Great Year For Clean Beaches Victor P Taffa New South Wales beaches have returned one of their cleanest years in nearly a decade, according to the latest state-wide annual Beachwatch report. “For the first time since 2010, 85 % of the state’s swimming sites are […]

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Redevelopment Of Cleland Wildlife Park To Include Cable Car And Hotel

Redevelopment Of Cleland Wildlife Park To Include Cable Car And Hotel

10 October 2018

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Cleland Wildlife Park Development Takes Next Step Victor P Taffa Potential redevelopment of Cleland Wildlife Park has taken the next step with the State Government now investigating a market-led development process. Current vision concept for Cleland Wildlife Park is for a $150 Million redevelopment of the […]

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Northern Territory Govt Releases Draft Environment Protection Bill

Northern Territory Govt Releases Draft Environment Protection Bill

04 October 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler Environment Protection Act For The Northern Territory Victor P Taffa Northern Territory Government is restoring trust by better protecting our environment with the release of the draft Environment Protection Bill and draft Regulations for 8 weeks of public consultation. “Territory’s natural environment is one of […]

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Premier Presents Shire Of York With Lotterywest Grant To Redevelop Avon Park

Premier Presents Shire Of York With Lotterywest Grant To Redevelop Avon Park

03 October 2018

Western Australia Premier Mark McGowan Shire Of York’s Avon Park To Be Revitalised With $366,071 Grant Victor P Taffa Premier presents the Shire of York with a $366,071 Lotterywest grant Grant to assist with revitalisation of Avon Park and riverfront area in York Funding to go towards construction of nature playground, pavilion and stage-boosting tourism […]

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South Australia’s New-Look Environmental Report Cards To Cover 6 Themes

South Australia’s New-Look Environmental Report Cards To Cover 6 Themes

30 September 2018

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs South Australia’s New-Look Environmental Report Cards Victor P Taffa South Australia has well managed water including the River Murray but faces challenges with biodiversity loss and the changing climate according to 41 environment report cards released today. Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs said the […]

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Hodgman Govt Acts Swiftly To Save The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

Hodgman Govt Acts Swiftly To Save The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot

30 September 2018

Tasmania Minister for the Environment Elise Archer Protecting The Critically Endangered Swift Parrot Victor P Taffa It is estimated that up to 85 % of the critically endangered Swift Parrot population is at potential risk each season of being killed by Sugar Gliders, Minister for the Environment Elise Archer said. “Sugar Gliders will eat Swift […]

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Collie Wins Its Second Tidy Town Award In 13 Years

Collie Wins Its Second Tidy Town Award In 13 Years

22 September 2018

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Collie Named 2018 Tidy Town For Western Australia Victor P Taffa Volunteers worked to reopen Collie’s museum Collie River revitalisation, results in improved flow and fewer weeds Environment Minister Stephen Dawson has today announced Collie as the 2018 Western Australia Tidy Towns winner. “Tidy Towns awards harness the […]

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2018-19 Environment Grant Funding Applications Remain Open

2018-19 Environment Grant Funding Applications Remain Open

18 September 2018

Northern Territory Minister for Environment and Natural Resources Eva Lawler 2018-19 Environment Grant Funding Applications Closing Soon Victor P Taffa Minister for Environment and Natural Resources, Eva Lawler, today opened Sustainable House Day a popular event made possible through the Territory Government’s Environment Grants. “Territory’s natural environment is one of our greatest assets and a […]

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Visitor Facilities At Julius River And Milkshake Hill To Be Upgraded

Visitor Facilities At Julius River And Milkshake Hill To Be Upgraded

15 September 2018

Acting Tasmania Minister for Parks Jeremy Rockliff Tarkine Drive Visitor Facility Upgrades Victor P Taffa A tender has been advertised today for upgrades to visitor sites on the Tarkine Drive, Acting Minister for Parks Jeremy Rockliff said. “Visitor facilities at Julius River and Milkshake Hill will be upgraded to improve the visitor experience thanks to […]

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3 Stream Waste Management Program Launched By Palaszczuk Govt

3 Stream Waste Management Program Launched By Palaszczuk Govt

10 September 2018

Queensland Minister for Planning Cameron Dick Palaszczuk Government Launches $100 Million Waste Management Revolution Victor P Taffa A $100 Million Palaszczuk Government program which is set to revolutionise Queensland’s recycling, resource recovery and biofutures industries is now open. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick visited Cleanaway’s Hemmant facility to release the […]

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Operation Dust Patrol Gets Underway In Hunter Valley

Operation Dust Patrol Gets Underway In Hunter Valley

07 September 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton Mine Dust Crackdown In Hunter Valley Victor P Taffa A crackdown on coal mine dust has been launched in the Hunter Valley, to ensure mines comply with strict operating conditions. “Operation Dust Patrol is underway, and inspectors from the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) are on the alert.” […]

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2,000 Hectares Of Safety Added For Koalas

2,000 Hectares Of Safety Added For Koalas

01 September 2018

New South Wales Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton Koalas Get 2,000 Hectares Of Safety Victor P Taffa Nearly 2,000 ha will be added to New South Wales conservation estate to fulfil its pledge to protect the longer-term future of the State’s iconic koala population. Minister for Environment Gabrielle Upton said these additions will not only […]

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Slow And Steady Wins The Race With Trial Release Of Western Swamp Tortoise

Slow And Steady Wins The Race With Trial Release Of Western Swamp Tortoise

26 August 2018

Western Australia Minister for Environment Stephen Dawson Western Swamp Tortoise Trial Release To Provide Crucial Data Victor P Taffa 12 western swamp tortoises released in Ellen Brook Nature Reserve Tortoises fitted with data loggers to record behavioural information for researchers Western swamp tortoises have been released into the wild today with special data loggers attached […]

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Waterfall Gully Walking Trail To Be Upgraded

Waterfall Gully Walking Trail To Be Upgraded

20 August 2018

South Australia Minister for Environment and Water David Speirs Popular Walking Trail To Be Upgraded Victor P Taffa One of Adelaide’s premier walking trails will have significant upgrades completed thanks to a $2.9 Million funding commitment from the State Government. $2.9 Million will be allocated in the Marshall Government’s first State Budget to be delivered […]

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