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Milestone for Kalbarri Skywalk project

Milestone for Kalbarri Skywalk project

The completion of the world-class Kalbarri Skywalk project is one step closer, with the contract to construct two skywalks awarded to Bocol Constructions Pty Ltd. The two 100-metre-high skywalks at the West Loop site in Kalbarri National Park will project 25 metres and 17 metres beyond the rim of the Murchison River Gorge, providing visitors with soaring views of the spectacular gorge and surrounding environment. Construction of the skywalks is expected to be completed by mid-2019. The $20 million project has also included the sealing of 22 kilometres of park roads, and the expansion and upgrading of the Z Bend and Meanarra Hill tourist sites.

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Prescribed burn in the Perth Hills

Spring prescribed burning underway

Prescribed burning is now underway in areas surrounding Perth and across the south-west of the State to protect communities from devastating summer bushfires. The Parks and Wildlife Service at the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is using favourable spring conditions to undertake prescribed burns. A mix of larger burns on forest areas and smaller burns closer to communities and townsites during spring will significantly reduce the threat and severity of devastating bushfires and help protect lives, infrastructure and biodiversity values. Prescribed burning is highly dependent on suitable weather conditions, fuel moisture and a range of other factors to be undertaken safely.

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Swan Alcoa Landcare Program cover

Two decades of Landcare celebrated

It’s all well and good to say that looking after the environment is everyone’s responsibility, but for 20 years now responsibility for a significant amount of Landcare has occurred across Perth because of the Swan Alcoa Landcare Program (SALP).Commencing in 1998, SALP is a joint initiative between Alcoa of Australia, Department of Biodiversity, Conservation Attractions and Perth NRM and has facilitated more than $8.5 million in grants that community groups have used to rejuvenate local waterways and bush areas through more than1350 local projects.

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Public encouraged to have their say on forest management

Public encouraged to have their say on forest management

The Conservation and Parks Commission is encouraging people to comment on the Draft mid-term review of performance of the Forest Management Plan 2014-2023. You can view the document and submit comments until 19 October 2018 via the Conservation and Parks Commission website at www.conservation.wa.gov.au.

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Dolphin deaths prompts fishing line warning

Dolphin deaths prompts fishing line warning

The calf of an adult dolphin that died last week after being entangled in fishing line in the Swan River has also died. On Monday evening, Parks and Wildlife Service staff from the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) retrieved the body of Splash, the 18-month-old female calf of Highnitch, near the Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club. Splash has now been transported to Murdoch University for assessment and necropsy. DBCA Rivers and Estuaries Principal Scientist Dr Kerry Trayler said both dolphins had been entangled in fishing line, which had contributed to their deaths. “This mother and calf had severe entanglements for several months, with Splash having fishing line wrapped around her tail fluke and Highnitch having line entangled around her tail fluke and dorsal…

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