Working With Our Community

Managing bushland on school sites

Bushland on school sites can provide a special learning environment for students, and at the same time, a management challenge for school communities. In North Dandalup, 80 km from Perth, the local primary school has one such bushland...

Helping local communities recover after fire

The Waroona NRM and Fire Recovery Support Project is a two-year initiative to assist and support those within the Shires of Waroona and Harvey impacted by the massive wildfire of 2016. The fire had a significant impact on a number of local...

Farmers for Fauna

Feral cats endanger at least 142 native Australian species, more than one third of our threatened mammals, reptiles, frogs and birds. Foxes have had a similarly devastating impact nationwide. In the Farmers for Fauna Project, the PHCC...

Wetland Yarns

In the Wetland Yarns Project the PHCC brings together Noongar People, scientists and artists to share their knowledge and stories about wetlands with school students. The Project was developed and trialled in 2017 by the PHCC and included...

Parkfield Lake Nutrient Management Basin

The Parkfield Lake remodeled an unsightly, degraded artificial lake that suffered from flooding and algal blooms into an attractive nutrient stripping wetland with surrounding parklands removing an estimated 75kg of phosphorus per year. ...

Restoration of WA’s mighty Murray River

Most river reaches in the Peel-Harvey Catchment are in a poor condition after more than a century of uncontrolled stock access, riverbank erosion and weed invasion. With this in mind as part of its Rivers to Ramsar Project, the PHCC...

Accredited training supports Working On Country

The PHCC, in partnership with the local Noongar community and Chemsafe, has established and delivered a nationally accredited training course on weed control and safe chemical handling practices. The course, including the new Herbicide...

Connecting local communities with Cockatoos

A four-year partnership project between Birdlife WA and the PHCC has increased community awareness of south-west Australia’s three iconic, endemic species of Black Cockatoo and the necessity for landscape scale restoration. Under the...

Alcoa Pinjarra Wetland Project

Initiated by Greening Australia WA and facilitated by PHCC’s Rivercare Program, this water quality improvement project implemented water sensitive urban design principles, to retrofit the 3 drains that received 50% of the town of...

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