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Landcare Matters No 20

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Feral Cat Symposium

Hear from some of the nation’s leading researchers and conservation groups at the Feral Cat Symposium being held on the 31st May 2018. Topics covered will include the innovative future of feral cat control and local successes in tackling a major cause of decline for many of Australia’s endangered species

This is a closed event.

If you would like to attend this event or would like further information please email

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.

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Invitation to Local Artists to Design a Wetland Themed Arts Event

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council has recently launched their new project “Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey.”

Wise use is the conservation and sustainable use of wetlands and all the services they provide (e.g. crabs, flood protection, bird-watching), for the benefit of people and nature.

The aim of the project is to connect the community with the wetlands and through this connection build understanding that leads to people changing their behaviour to support the health of the wetlands.

As part of the project we would like to invite expressions of interest from professional artists to design and facilitate a Wetlands themed Arts Event. The arts event is to embed a strong environmental message aiming to encourage and support wise use of the wetlands.

This is an opportunity to creatively engage the community and raise awareness about the beauty and uniqueness of the Peel-Yalgorup Wetland.

Engagement methods could include but are not limited to;

  •  Interactive art activities.
  • Workshops.
  • Visual art performances.

The art event could potentially be held at the Stretch Festival, other community events in the Peel-Harvey Catchment, or a small individual event could be designed specifically.

Proposed work must be related to the Ramsar-listed Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System. We encourage ideas that would also involve the local Noongar community and incorporate indigenous performances, site visits on country, and language sharing.

 Interested parties are invited to submit a short concept, no more than 500 words, by the 03rd of March detailing what kind of event they would propose, who the intended target audience is, how they propose to explore the themes and any costs involved.

The “Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey” project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM program, supported by Royalties for Regions.

For more information on the Peel-Yalgorup Ramsar Wetlands:


Please send submissions to

Sharon Meredith

Wetlands & People Officer


Any questions please call Sharon Meredith T: (08) 6369 8800

Commencement of the ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’ project

Photo by: David Rennie

Photo by David Rennie

Peel-Harvey Catchment Council is pleased to announce the commencement of the project ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’. This project will focus on community engagement and the implementation of some of the highest priorities of the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council’s ‘Wetlands and People Plan’. The Plan is a blueprint for supporting collaboration across the many local stakeholders whose common interest is the health and well-being of the Peel-Harvey’s Ramsar listed Peel-Yalgorup Wetland System and other local wetlands.

 ‘Supporting people for wetland wise use in the Peel-Harvey’ is an exciting project designed to raise awareness to the wise use of wetlands by packaging a series of communication, education and participations actions strategically targeted to build stronger relationships and greater levels of participation in wetland wise use now and for the future.” said Andy Gulliver, Chair for to Peel-Harvey Catchment Council.

The focus of this project is coordination and facilitation of a suite of activities that collectively aim to create a more active, engaged, aware and informed community, resulting in improvements to ecosystem health in the longer term. Project activities will consist of a wetlands-themed arts and environment program including the local Noongar community sharing traditional knowledge through an interpretive event, a social marketing campaign designed by young for young people to facilitate behaviour change and the scaling up of citizen science initiatives for the wetlands by providing support to local community participants to gather data and knowledge.

The PHCC has secured funding via a State NRM Capability Grant.  The project will run for 18 months beginning this January.

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