Media Statements

Further funding for local governments in transition to FOGO

08 February 2023

Local governments can now apply for further funding to transition to Food Organics Garden Organics (FOGO), as part of a $20 million program to help councils in the rollout.

Perth Zoo launches Aboriginal trainee program

07 February 2023

Perth Zoo has launched a new collaborative workplace program with students from Clontarf Aboriginal College.

$10 million in grants funding for e-waste infrastructure

06 February 2023

More than $10 million is now available in infrastructure grants to support Western Australia's electrical and electronic waste collection and recycling network.

Transition dates revealed for Stage 2 of WA’s Plan for Plastics

03 February 2023

The countdown is on for Stage 2 of Western Australia's nation-leading Plan for Plastics with a further nine single-use plastic items to be phased out from 27 February.

New member appointed to Environmental Protection Authority

30 January 2023

Environment Minister Reece Whitby has welcomed Hamish Beck, the newest member of the independent Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).

New attractions boost Collie’s status as tourism destination

25 January 2023

A new campground and picnic area has officially opened at Collie's Lake Kepwari, completing a $5.8 million transformation to lure tourists to the South-West town.

McGowan Government to introduce climate change legislation

24 January 2023

The McGowan Government will introduce climate change legislation this year to establish a framework for responsible emissions reductions to meet Western Australia's goal of net zero by 2050.

Consultation on e-waste ban to landfill begins

23 January 2023

Western Australians can now have their say on the rollout of banning electrical and electronic waste disposal to landfill from 2024.