Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

3/02/2023

Whitby

Environment

Transition dates revealed for Stage 2 of WA’s Plan for Plastics

30/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

New member appointed to Environmental Protection Authority

25/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

New attractions boost Collie’s status as tourism destination

24/01/2023

Whitby; Ellery

Climate Action; Energy

McGowan Government to introduce climate change legislation

23/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

Consultation on e-waste ban to landfill begins

17/01/2023

Whitby

Environment

Donate your 10 cent drink containers to Kimberley flood victims

23/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

New strategy to set WA's climate adaptation agenda

22/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti

Premier; Environment; Planning

Government provides certainty over Perth and Peel planning

22/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Dawson

Premier; Racing and Gaming; Police

PEP's law to keep entertainment hotspots safer this festive season

21/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Tricia's Tree to honour giant icon in heart of Perth Zoo

20/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth waterways benefit from Community Rivercare Program grants

19/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Grants open for WasteSorted Grants - Organics Infrastructure Program

15/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lion makes his roaring public debut at Perth Zoo

14/12/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round Five recipients announced

14/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

New Board members for Botanic Garden and Parks Authority

9/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

DBCA Director General retires after four decades of public service

9/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lightscape extravaganza will transform Kings Park

8/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Swan Canning Riverpark to benefit from revegetation program

7/12/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment; Climate Action

Celebrations over WA’s first pumped hydro solution

6/12/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Cook; MacTiernan

Premier; Environment; Climate Action; State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry

New approach to fast-track green energy approvals

2/12/2022

Whitby

Environment

Have your say: should WA's Container Deposit Scheme include wine, spirit and other bottles?

1/12/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Funding boost for Regional Climate Alliance projects

30/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Community educational grants pave the way to reduce waste

30/11/2022

Johnston; Whitby; Saffioti

Energy; Environment; Transport

Construction begins on WA EV Network

29/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo numbats will be released into the wild

26/11/2022

Whitby; Saffioti

Environment; Transport

New campaign launched to reduce roadside litter

25/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Western Australia’s tidy towns leading the way in litter prevention

22/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding for schools as program celebrates 20 years tackling waste

20/11/2022

Whitby; Templeman

Environment; Heritage

New WA heritage trail celebrates tiny town's history

5/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Recycling trailblazers recognised at Change Maker Awards

4/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Community invited to comment on sandalwood management

3/11/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Abrolhos Islands management plans to safeguard slice of paradise

2/11/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

Cape Peron safeguarded by new seawall

1/11/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo giraffe's Nullarbor adventure to new home

28/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest grant to help Carnaby’s cockatoo numbers soar

24/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

Ningaloo coastal reserves jointly managed for the future

21/10/2022

Whitby

Environment; Climate Action

WA showcases leadership at national environment meeting

19/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

UWA receives $1.5 million funding boost for WA Genome Atlas

18/10/2022

Whitby; Kelly

Environment; Climate Action; Forestry

Historic new plan to protect WA's forests

17/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

Dibblers released onto island safe haven for breeding

13/10/2022

Whitby

Environment; Climate Action

Grants to help WA industries cut greenhouse gas emissions

11/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

New Board members for Perth Zoo

1/10/2022

Whitby

Environment

Single-use plastic cups for cold drinks banned from today

23/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Consultation opens on single-use plastic bans

21/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

WA Change Maker Awards 2022 now open

20/09/2022

MacTiernan; Kelly; Whitby

Agriculture and Food; Water; Environment

State NRM grants to support community conservation initiatives

20/09/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Trial for swimming with seals off our coastline

16/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

New native plant coincides with Kings Park 150th anniversary

14/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Local governments rewarded for using recycled construction and demolition waste

12/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

New Collie trail and bridge ready for hikers to enjoy

12/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Critically endangered tiny frogs reintroduced in the South-West

8/09/2022

Whitby; Kelly

Environment; Forestry

New nature reserves in South-West to protect threatened species

6/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Record release for critically endangered Western Swamp Tortoise

1/09/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo gives all dads free entry

31/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Popularity of WA’s national parks continues to rise

30/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest funding grant supports ReWild Perth project

26/08/2022

Whitby

Environment; Climate Change

Immediate action taken to protect Rockingham’s little penguins

26/08/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

Major Perth Zoo upgrade taking shape

25/08/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

CALM Act amendments enable joint vesting of marine reserves

24/08/2022

Whitby; Templeman

Environment; Sport and Recreation

Adventures abound with new Collie mountain bike trails

23/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Everlasting wonders at Kings Park Festival

19/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Waste Authority re-sets to tackle waste challenges

16/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

2022 Community Litter Grants recipients announced

15/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

New online system for beekeeping

14/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Latest Riverbank funding projects announced

12/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Work commencing at WA’s newest tyre recycling plant

11/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Members appointed to the Keep Australia Beautiful Council WA

10/08/2022

McGowan; Johnston; Whitby

Premier; Energy; Climate Action

Major milestone for WA's EV fast charging network

9/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

$1 million funding boost for Kimberley cultural fire management

5/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

Improved online campsite booking system and Explore Parks website

4/08/2022

Whitby

Environment

More WA communities commit to a better waste future

31/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Buti; Punch

Premier; Environment; Aboriginal Affairs; Fisheries

Three new marine parks in the Buccaneer Archipelago

29/07/2022

Whitby; Cook

Environment; Tourism

Nature-based tourism wins from regulatory reform

27/07/2022

Whitby; Carey

Environment; Local Government

Boost for Regional Climate Alliances projects

25/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Joint media statement - Support for WA's rarest bird

25/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

WasteSorted grants now open

23/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Choose to Up Cup for Plastic Free July

21/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

International recognition for WA Parks and Wildlife Service Aboriginal ranger

21/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Bold vision for Perth’s ‘sanctuary by the sea’ in new five-year plan

20/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Schools encouraged to apply for grants to get their waste sorted

19/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Vulnerable native species returned to Dirk Hartog Island

7/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Tributes to Tricia the Asian Elephant flow in from community

6/07/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Environment

WA Farewells Tricia the Asian Elephant

1/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Joint media statement - Improving access to WA’s biodiversity information

1/07/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Round five of the Aboriginal Ranger Program now open

1/07/2022

Whitby

Environment

Historic day for single-use plastic bans

29/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority secures European plant breeding rights

29/06/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Aboriginal Ranger Program Round 4 recipients announced

27/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Three-bin FOGO service rolling out to Cottesloe residents

27/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

Threatened species breeding boom at Perth Zoo

27/06/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Climate Action; Energy

First Clean Energy Future Fund project now operational

24/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

South-western snake-necked turtle conservation funding boost

23/06/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Climate Action

Ambitious interim target set for State Government emissions

15/06/2022

Buti; Whitby

Aboriginal Affairs; Environment

Historic native title settlement secures benefits for Traditional Owners in renamed Pila Nature Reserve

9/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

WA builder appointed for first projects of Perth Zoo masterplan

8/06/2022

Whitby

Environment

First look at upgrades planned for John Forrest National Park

3/06/2022

MacTiernan; Whitby

Agriculture and Food; Climate Action

More funds to drive carbon farming in WA

31/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Disability Services

McGowan Government making WA parks more accessible for people with disability

27/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Container Exchange points save containers from the fill

26/05/2022

McGowan; Cook; Whitby

Premier; Tourism; Environment

New environmentally sensitive tourism offerings for national parks