Media Statements

From the Office of the Hon Reece Whitby MLA

Date MinisterPortfolioTitle

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

26/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

New native vegetation policy for Western Australia

24/05/2022

Whitby

Climate Action

New partnerships boost climate science capability

20/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Waste champions recognised at 2022 WasteSorted Awards

20/05/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Energy; Environment

Milestone for East Rockingham Waste to Energy project

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

2022 Tidy Towns Sustainable Communities Awards now open

16/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant progress for environmental protection of Exmouth Gulf

16/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Reducing the reporting burden on industry

16/05/2022

Whitby; Ellery

Environment; Education and Training

Funding boost for waste management activities in WA schools

14/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Community litter grants launched in Dampier

12/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby

Premier; Treasurer; Climate Action

$1.25 billion Climate Action Fund for WA’s low-carbon future

10/05/2022

McGowan; Whitby; Saffioti; Johnston

Premier; Climate Action; Transport; Energy

WA’s climate action efforts accelerate with $60 million EV package

5/05/2022

Templeman; Whitby

Sport and Recreation; Environment

New website puts WA’s world-class trails on the map

5/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

New Board Chair to help guide Perth Zoo Master Plan

3/05/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Significant step forward for creation of Marmion Marine Park

3/05/2022

Whitby

Environment

Perth Zoo gives mums free entry on Mother’s Day

29/04/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Emergency Services

Celebrating 50 years of bushfire aerial detection

29/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

Warlibirri National Park created in Plan for Our Parks milestone

28/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding boost for Darling Range Wildlife Shelter

21/04/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

State Budget provides $11 million boost for Murujuga National Park

14/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Help for hospitality venues to become "Plastic Free Places"

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Lotterywest grant supports climate project in Great Southern

13/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Boosting environmental volunteering in the Great Southern

12/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

New innovative AR experience launched at Kings Park

11/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

Finalists announced for the 2022 WasteSorted Awards

9/04/2022

Sanderson; Whitby

Health; Environment

‘Taking it to the streets’ vaccination campaign for school holidays

8/04/2022

Whitby; Johnston

Environment; Energy

Clean energy projects to lower emissions and create jobs

1/04/2022

Whitby

Environment

New and improved boardwalk open at Lake Goegrup Nature Reserve

31/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Long-awaited Mungada Ridge National Park created in Mid-West

22/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Funding now available for Swan and Canning rivers foreshore restoration

14/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Online mapping tool to help shape proposed South Coast Marine Park

9/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

Cutting-edge science sees new Blue Kangaroo Paw available to buy

9/03/2022

Johnston; Whitby

Mines and Petroleum; Environment; Climate Action

Draft Bill to help WA’s resources industry reduce emissions

6/03/2022

Whitby

Environment

McGowan Government continues to support cleaner, low-waste WA

2/03/2022

MacTiernan; Whitby; Kelly

Agriculture and Food; Environment; Water

2022 State Natural Resource Management funding round open

28/02/2022

Saffioti; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

First electric CAT bus hits the streets in Joondalup

25/02/2022

Whitby; Buti

Environment; Aboriginal Affairs

$22 million boost to Aboriginal Ranger Program as funding round opens

25/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Architect appointed for enhancement of WA’s oldest national park

16/02/2022

Cook; Whitby

Tourism; Climate Action

New zero-emission aircraft fleet to launch in WA

16/02/2022

Whitby; Dawson

Environment; Innovation and ICT

Vital research informs industry on best practice to recycle and divert e-waste from landfill

10/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

Public invited to have a say on enhancing Murujuga National Park

8/02/2022

Whitby

Environment

World-first scientific breakthrough with numbat genome mapped

4/02/2022

Whitby; Punch

Environment; Fisheries

Planning for the future of Marmion Marine Park