… and we want your comments on proposed river restoration projects.

As a result of the Hotham-Williams River Action Plan prepared by the Peel-Harvey Catchment Council (PHCC) in 2019-2020, eight priority sites across the Hotham and Williams Rivers will benefit from concept plans for proposed on-ground projects. A new five-year partnership with South32 Worsley Alumina and existing partnership with Newmont Australia will enable the implementation of actions within the plans focused on environmental restoration, at four of the eight sites.

Across 19th to 21st May, 4 community information sessions were held in Williams, Popanyinning, Boddington and at Pumphreys Bridge to present these conceptual site plans for proposed restoration works. We also presented the proposed plans at the Boddington, Wandering, Williams and Cuballing Shire Council meetings.

Comments were received from Council and the community, and over the next few weeks there will be further opportunity for feedback. Direct involvement with local Shires and community will be essential if additional outcomes are to be implemented that are focused on community access and amenity at the sites. 

The community can view the site concept plans by accessing the plans through the local Shire websites or through the PHCC visit www.peel-harvey.org.au/publications

If you have any specific questions or comments please contact the PHCC Hotham-Williams office on 6369 8801 or email nicole.ranmsay@peel-harvey.org.au prior to 18th June 2021.

PHCC’s river restoration work is funded by Newmont Australia and South32 Worsley Alumina.

We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present