CCWA Member Newsletter – October 2022

By Clive Stubbington

Dear NRPG members and interested,

For your information.

Kind regards,
Steve Gates

President, NRPG Bushcarers

CCWA Member Newsletter – October 2022

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.

CCWA Annual General Meeting

CCWA’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 19 November from 10am – 11:30am at City West Lotteries House (2 Delhi Street, West Perth) and via Zoom. Nomination forms for CCWA’s Executive Committee have been circulated to members, and an agenda will follow shortly.

Member materials for CCWA stalls
We have a number of stalls booked in at events and markets over the next couple of months. If your group has materials (handouts, stickers, other collateral) that you would like displayed or handed out please let us know via email ([email protected]).

Draft Forest Management Plan (FMP) Consultation

The Draft Forest Management Plan 2024-2033 has been released for a two-month public comment period. The draft plan gives effect to the WA Government decision to end large-scale commercial logging of our native forests from 2024. The public comment period is open until 11:59pm Sunday 18 December 2022.

To read the draft plan and view information about how to comment including the submission criteria visit the FMP webpage at More information on the draft plan, as well as a submission guide will be provided in due course, and we strongly encourage members to engage in the FMP process to ensure the protection of our precious native forests.

Environment Online – DWER and WA EPA

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) launched the new Environment Online portal on Tuesday 16 August. Environment Online is a single online platform bringing together all aspects of water and environmental assessments, approvals and compliance. The EPA have notified CCWA that they will be prioritising referrals that are made through the Environment Online portal. Please let CCWA know if you or your members are having issues accessing the portal or would like training on the system.

Bush Forever Audit and Story Map

In 2021, the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) undertook an audit of the status of the Bush Forever bushland against the original objectives of the program and assessed progress of the implementation measures that were intended to achieve these objectives. A ‘Story Map’ has also been developed, with the aim of describing the findings of the audit in an engaging way. You can view the documentation which has now been published on the DPLH website here.

Public consultations open

BirdFest 2022

Join CCWA member group, BirdLife WA, to celebrate all things feathered at BirdFest on the 22nd October (10am – 3pm) at Perry Lakes. Meet local community groups and discover ways we can help our local birds thrive. Join in with stalls, displays and activities from a whole heap of local bird and environment champions. More details here.

Fighting Giants documentary

Don’t miss out on tickets to the Midland, Joondalup, Rockingham or Nedlands screenings of the exciting new fracking documentary, Fighting Giants. This is your last chance to see it on the big cinema screen in Perth before the film heads across regional Western Australia. More information and tickets can be found here.

Exhibition – The Martuwarra Fitzroy River: Lifeblood of the Kimberley

Enjoy a photography, video and art exhibition showcasing the extraordinary natural landscapes, wildlife and culture of the Martuwarra Fitzroy River at the WA Maritime Museum open now until the 29 January 2023. More information on the exhibition can be found here.

This exhibition boasts stunning photography from Western Australian photographers Damian Kelly and Adam Monk, showcasing one of the planet’s last remaining free-flowing wild rivers – the Martuwarra Fitzroy River. The photography illustrates the wonders of the Martuwarra as it carves around ancient landscapes, precious Aboriginal heritage, and brings life to people and nature in the Fitzroy Valley. Martuwarra Traditional Owners have lived along the river for tens of thousands of years and share a deep spiritual connection to the Martuwarra, relying on its life-giving flows for food, recreation and livelihoods. Gain a unique insight into these incredible cultural values through the award-winning Voices of the River documentary mini-series on show in the exhibition. 

Agency Capability Review (DWER, DMIRS and DBCA)

The Departments of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA), Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety (DMIRS), and Water and Environment Regulation (DWER) have recently undertaken an agency capability review. The summary reports from these review has now been published by the Public Sector Commission and can be found here.

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.

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.

Best wishes,

The CCWA team

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