WA Coastal News

This news page is dedicated to CMCN’s newsfeed and WA Coastal News – Western Australia’s e-newsletter for coastal and marine conservation.

WA Coastal News connects researchers, community and government as communities of coastal care and covers up-to-date news from a range of coastal and marine organisations from around Western Australia.

WA Coastal News is produced by the Western Australian chapter of The Australian Coastal Society and CMCN, and is supported by The Western Australian Planning Commission.

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A new coastal protection project in Cockburn

C.Y. O’Connor Beach in the City of Cockburn has a rich recreational, industrial, and cultural history.  As urban expansion and the impacts of storms increases pressure on the natural environment of the beach, the City of Cockburn, in association with the community, has implemented innovative actions to manage these impacts. C.Y. O’Connor Beach has experienced…

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Improving peer support for Coastcare

The Community Capacity Assessment 2021 project, funded by the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program and implemented by Perth NRM, has undertaken interviews, workshops, and online surveys to determine the current circumstances of Environmental Groups and Coastcare Group in the Perth region. The data collected reveals the enormous and invaluable number of hours and skills that conservation volunteers are contributing towards…

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Penguin Island Update

In November 2021, a group from Millennium Kids, comprising adults, children and youth board members, went to Penguin Island to find out more about the little penguins and their declining numbers. On the island, we met up with Erin Clitheroe, a scientist who has been researching the penguins on the island for a number of…

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Peron Naturaliste Region Coastal Survey

How important is the beach to you? The local community and visitors to the Peron Naturaliste region between Rockingham and Busselton are being asked to participate in a project to identify how they use and value local beaches. The initiative is being undertaken by the Peron Naturaliste Partnership (PNP) in collaboration with researchers at The…

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WA Beach Clean-Up Success For Tangaroa Blue Foundation

During October, 2021 Tangaroa Blue Foundation celebrated another successful WA Beach Clean-Up with more than 120 individual sites registered across the state. In its 17th year, it is one of the largest people-powered clean-ups on the West coast and provides a snapshot of the density and diversity of marine debris being found across the coastline…

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WA Beach Clean-Up 2021: Another successful campaign

The 2021 WA Beach Clean-Up marked the 17th year of this special event. Alongside their partner Keep Australia Beautiful WA, Tangaroa Blue Foundation (TBF) welcomed Tallwood Constructions to their corporate donor base. Their generous contribution provided valuable funding to grow the operational capacity for the WA Beach Clean-Up in 2021. Over 1200 people from across…

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Activating the Kwinana-Rockingham Coastcare Community 

Perth NRM has received Coastwest funding to activate the Kwinana-Rockingham Coastcare community. The City of Kwinana hosts a Perth NRM representative and this new funding will significantly increase the capacity to support the local community in its efforts to improve the condition of the local coastline The Activating the Kwinana-Rockingham Coastcare Community project will engage and…

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OzFish to replant 1 million seagrass seeds in Western Australia

Seagrass meadows within Western Australia’s Cockburn Sound will again be the focus of community-driven restoration as fishing conservation charity OzFish Unlimited launches Seeds for Snapper 2021 this November.    Now in its fourth year, the annual marine restoration program, is calling on the community for help achieve this year’s goals.   The project will see the local fishers and divers endeavor to collect, process, and disperse 1 million seagrass seeds to help restore and…

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