Notification: Parks and Wildlife Service is part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA).

Media statements

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Replacement of historic pedestrian bridge

Replacement of historic pedestrian bridge

A new page has been added to the history of the Bibbulmun Track with the opening of a new suspension bridge to replace the iconic Long Gully Bridge, destroyed in the 2015 Boddington bushfire. The new state-of-the-art bridge, built 12 kilometres downstream of the old bridge site in Lane Poole Reserve, has been named Bilya Djena Bidi, Aboriginal for a '(swinging) river foot bridge'. The locally designed and built bridge spans 82 metres and includes two 12-metre towers that hold the bridge above the 100-year predicted flood level, enabling Bibbulmun Track walkers to safely cross the Murray River. The $850,000 project was funded by the State Government, Bibbulmun Track Foundation, and Alcoa Australia, with support from engineering company BG&E Pty Ltd who developed the concept…

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Swan Canning Riverpark to benefit from funded volunteer projects

Swan Canning Riverpark to benefit from funded volunteer projects

​$900,000 grants scheme for restoration projects along the Swan and Canning rivers Community volunteer groups to help improve water quality and conservation of wildlife The health and amenity of the Swan and Canning rivers will be improved with a new grants scheme that recognises the important work undertaken by volunteer community groups along river foreshores. The McGowan Labor Government is investing $900,000 over three years in the Community Rivercare Program, which will engage community support and involvement for various projects to protect and enhance recreation areas around the rivers. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is seeking expressions of interest to deliver projects including foreshore restoration and riverbank erosion, reduction of nutrient inflows, native waterbird conservation, native fish habitat protection and restocking of native…

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Estuarine crocodile

Be Crocwise safety campaign launched

Residents and visitors to the Kimberley are being encouraged to Be Crocwise this summer, following a spike in saltwater crocodile numbers and sightings across the region. Be Crocwise – a new safety campaign educating people to be safe in and around Kimberley waters – has been adopted from the Northern Territory, creating consistent messaging across the top end of Australia. Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) Parks and Wildlife Service Kimberley regional manager Daryl Moncrieff said it was important for people to be aware of the risks associated with proximity to crocodiles. “It appears not only the number but also the size of the individual animals is increasing so it is a timely reminder about the presence of crocodiles in the Kimberley and to…

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Joint media statement - Funding to deliver tourism vision for Monkey Mia

Joint media statement - Funding to deliver tourism vision for Monkey Mia

Monkey Mia will benefit from $40,000 in Federal Government funding to establish a vision for the area which will include the development of world-class visitor facilities, experiences and tourism infrastructure. The funding is a partnership between the Federal and State governments as part of the Tourism Demand Driver Infrastructure (TDDI) program. The program provides $43 million over four years to States and Territories for key infrastructure projects that will drive tourism growth. Western Australia received $5.063 million in funding over four years, managed by the State Government through Tourism Western Australia. The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions will match the Federal Government funding and manage the project. The funding will go towards engaging architects to develop concept plans and preliminary designs for the future…

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Dibbler populations bolstered

Dibbler populations bolstered

Endangered marsupial released on the south coast to assist with long-term conservation efforts Animals from a successful captive breeding program A total of 69 dibblers have been reintroduced into bushland on the State's south coast as part of efforts to strengthen populations to assist with the long-term recovery of the endangered species. Successful release of the small carnivorous marsupials was due to a partnership between the Perth Zoo and the Parks and Wildlife team under the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions.  The department bred the dibblers before releasing them into an area that borders Peniup Creek near Jerramungup. Before the release, fox baiting was carried out at the site and this will continue in addition to feral cat trapping, under the department's Western…

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