Threatened Aquatic Species

Threatened Aquatic Species Between 2001 and 2017, the list of threatened aquatic species (including wetland dependent birds) in the South West NRM region has increased from five to 23. This represents a 360% increase in aquatic species listed as threatened between 2001 and 2017. These are species deemed either rare or at risk of extinction,…

Coastal erosion risks

Coastal erosion risks The Peron Naturaliste region (the area from the Shire Rockingham to City of Busselton) has been identified as vulnerable to the impacts of coastal climate change. From now to 2100, approximately 200 metres wide strip is at risk from erosion along the whole extent of the coastline. Risks between now and 2100:…

Mining in the South West

Mining in the South West There are 98 active mines in SWCC Region. These are mined for the following commodities: Construction material, Energy, Industrial mineral, Specialty metal (DMIRS, 2018). Data Source: Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safe (DMIRS). [link] [Accessed Mar 18, 2018]

Population growth

Population growth Between 2001 to 2016, SWCC regional population has grown by 36.7%, from 138,049 to 188,754 and total population projected to growth 223,480 by 2026 (i.e. 61.9% growth from 2001 to 2026)1 2 (Ecotones, 2018; ABS, 2018). Rapid urbanisation has occurred in coastal LGAs such as Busselton, Augusta-Margaret River, Harvey, Dardanup, Donnybrook-Balingup and Dardanup.…

Changing face of Landcare

Changing face of Landcare Between 2000 and 2017, the number of active Landcare groups in the South West has increased from 48 to 77, while across WA, numbers have dropped from 700-800 to 465. The number of Aboriginal community groups involved in Landcare in the South West has increased from 4 to 15 between 2000…

Community groups

Community groups According to community groups in the South West, there are three common threats to their legacy and continuity. Access to funding was the biggest cause for concern, with 72% citing this (including access to funding, concerns about the loss of funding and the uncertainty of future funding). The inability to attract new members…

Aboriginal heritage places

Aboriginal heritage places The DAA on-line Heritage Inquiry System shows there are 820 Aboriginal heritage places in the South West, 251 of which are Registered Sites. The ‘Other Heritage Places’ listed in the system fall under the categories of: L – lodged (142) I – insufficient information (221) S – stored data (206). Case Studies…