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Co-ordinator, Wetlands Science and Management

Are you bursting to play a lead role in a ground-breaking science and collaborative management project that will help protect an internationally significant wetland?

We are calling for applications from skilled and motivated people to deliver our 5 year, Ramsar Science and Collaboration project, based in Mandurah, Western Australia.

If you enjoy working closely with a team of professional, highly effective NRM practitioners hell-bent on protecting and enhancing our Internationally Significant Ramsar wetland system, pride yourself in your ability to manage and deliver science based collaborative projects, are proactive and super efficient, this is your job.

Applications close 10AM, Monday 9 July.

Download the Job Description here

Please forward your cv, selection criteria and cover letter to jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au

SAPPR Update

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council recently received an email from the Department of Premier and Cabinet with an update on the SAPPR review. This email states:

As you may be aware the State Government has decided to suspend the work on the Strategic Assessment of the Perth and Peel Regions (Perth and Peel Green Growth Plan for 3.5 million) to allow for a critical review of the ongoing costs, risks and benefits to Western Australia to be undertaken and considered by government. The Premier has approved an Independent four member panel to review the Strategic Assessment pursuant to the Terms of Reference (Attachment 1). The Panel will report to the Deputy Premier, Hon. Roger Cook MLA who will oversee the review, which is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

The Panel members are :

    • Darren Cooper (chair) – Darren Cooper is the current National President of the Urban Development Institute of Australia (UDIA) and has more than thirty years’ experience in the property and banking industries.  Darren holds a number of Chair, Deputy Chair, and Independent Director roles on a number of commercial and not-for-profit Boards.
    • Robyn Glindemann – Robyn Glindemann is an expert in planning and environmental law. Ms Glindemann is currently Director at Lantegy Legal, a specialist environment and land access law firm, and is a Past President of the National Environmental Law Association.
    • Ross Holt – Ross Holt is an economist and a former career public servant, including Assistant Under Treasurer and as a former CEO of the WA Land Authority (LandCorp). Mr Holt has extensive experience in economics and across residential, commercial, regional and industrial land development, and he holds a number of Board Chair and Director roles.
    • Professor Michael Poole – Prof Michael Poole is the inaugural Chair of the WA Biodiversity Science Institute (WABSI). Professor Poole has a strong history in agriculture and environmental science and has been awarded a Member (AM) in the General Division for service to environmental science as a leader, researcher and adviser to government. 

The Panel will soon be engaging with stakeholders and will consider appropriate methods of wider consultation.

To view the attachment with the Terms of Reference click here.

Landcare Matters No 21

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Wetland Yarns gets international exposure

Ramsar Secretariat Case studies:

Learning from Experience: How indigenous peoples and local communities contribute to wetland conservation in Asia and Oceania”, section 7 “Documenting, sharing and celebrating indigenous knowledge”, page 49 is PHCC’s article “Australia: Engaging children through cultural immersion at Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Site, South Western Australia”.

Landcare Matters No 20

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Feral Cat Symposium

 

You are invited to our upcoming WA Feral Cat Symposium on the 31st May, 2018 at the Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

Early bird tickets are available for purchase till the 14th May. Event and registration details can be found in the following link: https://www.waferalcatsymposium.com/

We are excited to have presenters talk about a diverse range of topics including the future innovation of feral cat control, the State and Federal governments perspective on this important issue, and examples of successful feral cat control programs across WA and elsewhere.

Check the WA Feral Cat Symposium website for the full agenda, updates and new information.

Landcare Matters No 18

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Support for Declaring Feral Cats as a Pest in WA

PHCC recently sent to the Department of Agriculture and Food a letter of support for the declaration of the feral cat as a declared pest in Western Australia.

You can read our letter of support here.

PHCC submission on Point Grey time extension

The Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) has submitted a comment regarding the change to condition to extend the time limit of authorisation for the Point Grey Marina Proposal.

PHCC is opposed to the change to extend the Time Limit of Authorisation for substantial commencement for implementation of the Point Grey Marina proposal, including the proposed navigation channel across the northern end of the Harvey Estuary.

To read the comment submitted to the Environmental Protection Authority please click here.

Landcare Matters #12

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