CCWA Member Newsletter – August 2022
Dear NRPG members and interested,
For your information.
President, NRPG Bushcarers
Dear CCWA members,
We hope this email finds you well. Please feel free to share the contents of this email with your committee members and networks. If you have any questions, as always please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or on 9420 7266.
Survey: CCWA Council Meetings
We are currently reconsidering the format of our Council Meetings. We have created this short survey to canvas members views on Council Meetings – we’d really appreciate your feedback.
CCWA Meeting with Minister Whitby
We are meeting with Minister Reece Whitby in the next fortnight. If you have any queries or issues, you would like us to raise during our meeting, please let us know as soon as possible. We are also interested to know if your group has requested a meeting with the Minister and have not had any response back. Please let us know if this is the case.
CCWA Annual Conference
We are looking forward to seeing you at our Annual Conference for 2022, Stronger Together: Collaboration for Conservation and Climate. We have a great range of speakers and presentations including Minister for Environment and Climate Action, Reece Whitby, who will be addressing the conference as a keynote speaker. You can view the full program here.
WHEN: Friday 2 September 2022, 8:30am – 6pm
WHERE: Bendat Parent and Community Centre, 36 Dodd Street, Wembley
TICKETS: Register here
We are opening expressions of interest for stalls in our Member Group Expo – if you would like to have a stall, please fill out this form.
Uranium Free Charter
Together we have been working to keep WA uranium free for decades. While we can celebrate that there is still no operating uranium mine in WA, we are edging dangerously close to the Mulga Rock mine going ahead. This month we launched the Uranium Free Charter to reawaken our alliances and remind the government that uranium mining is unwanted, unnecessary, and unsafe.
We encourage CCWA members to sign the charter and share it with your networks. Please contact Mia Pepper ([email protected]) if you have questions about the Charter.
South32 bauxite mine – EPA consultation
South32’s proposal to clear another 4,399 ha of forest and woodland habitat for bauxite mining is before the EPA for a full public review. This project is totally unacceptable and will result in massive destruction of important habitats in the Norther Jarrah Forest. The WA Forest Alliance have developed a submission guide to help organisations interested in making a submission. The consultation closes on 29 August 2022.
Environment Online launch – DWER and WA EPA
The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) will be launching the new Environment Online portal on Tuesday 16 August. Environment Online will be a single online platform bringing together all aspects of water and environmental assessments, approvals and compliance.
This new platform will allow users to submit, monitor and review submissions and approvals related to native vegetation clearing, industry licences, water licences and permits, waste, and environmental impact assessments. Environment Online will be available to industry, developers, government officers, consultants, external partners and the Western Australian community. Training and support will be available via self-serve guides, videos and online support. CCWA will share more information on the platform as it is released over the coming weeks.
Other consultations open
- Development Application – Smiths Beach Tourism, Residential, Community Facilities and Commercial (Closes 8 September 2022)
- Aboriginal Cultural Heritage Act phase two co-design submissions form (Closes 19 August 2022)
- Exposure Draft – Proposed Policy Framework Guiding the Use of Diversification Leases on Crown Land (Closes 19 August 2022)
- McPhee Creek Iron Ore Project – Public Environmental Review (Closes 22 August 2022)
Member Updates for Promotions
If you have any upcoming events, announcements, or opportunities for community involvement/support, we would be happy to promote on CCWA’s social media, our monthly supporter newsletter, and this monthly member news.
You can send these to us at [email protected]. For those of you who aren’t subscribed to our supporter news, we will forward you a copy.
As always, if you have any questions or need any assistance over the coming month please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Maggie and the CCWA team
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