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Plan was developed to help protect the quality of water in Hester Dam and safeguard it for drinking water supply.
The important recomendations in this plan are to:amend the boundary of the Bridgetown Catchment Area and rename it the Hester Dam catchment...
Southwestern Australia is recognised as a global biodiversity hotspot, characterised by high diversity and endemism of vascular terrestrial plants. However, the significance of its freshwater biodiversity is not well understood. This review provides an updated account of species richness in rivers in the Mediterranean region...
This report for the Avon Natural Resource Management Strategy provides an assessment of the current status of land resources throughout the Avon River Basin in Western Australia. It identifies the sub-regions and landscape components of the area and the land resource as sets. The greatest...
Unmanned aerial survey drones equipped with sensors are increasingly being used by corporate farmers, agronomists, biologists, and environmental ecologists to make important production decisions.
Attempts to develop northern Australia by subsidising capital-intensive industries like irrigated agriculture have a long and unimpressive history.
This report has identified that migrating sand dunes, up to 4 km wide and 20 m high, pose potential threats to roads, homes and infrastructure in Western Australia's mid-west.
The Minister for Planning, the Hon John Day MLA, launched the State Planning Strategy 2050 in June 2014.
The State Planning Strategy provides the strategic context for planning and development decisions throughout the State.
Prepared by the Department of Planning...
Tourism generates jobs and wealth for Western Australians. In 2005, over 6.5 million people visited the State generating approximately $4billion in income. Direct and indirect tourism employment is estimated at 72,000 people - approximately 7.7 percent of the Western Australian workforce. Tourism is particularly important...
This paper examines the evidence available from peer-reviewed journal publications regarding the broad array of health concerns associated with unconventional gas mining and whether two Western Australian governmental reports, used to contribute to policy decisions on unconventional gas, adequately and accurately address these health concerns....
Kelp forests along some 100km of Western Australia’s coast have been wiped out, and many more areas damaged, by a marine heatwave that struck the area in 2011.
The heatwave, which featured ocean temperatures more than two degrees above normal and persisted for more...