Aboriginal Fishing Strategy
Public comment is invited on a draft Aboriginal fishing strategy addressing the recognition and inclusion of customary fishing in fisheries legislation; the recognition and inclusion of Aboriginal people in the management of fish resources; and economic development opportunities in the fishing and aquaculture industries.
The submissions period closes August 29.
The Western Australian Aboriginal Native Title Working Group will receive funding from the Development and Better Interest Fund to develop its response to the draft strategy.
Copies of the draft are available from www.fish.wa.gov.au, and from (08) 9482 7333.
Aquaculture strategy draft
Public comment is invited on a draft WA aquaculture industry strategy, to form the basis of a five-year development plan.
Copies of the strategy are available from (08) 9482 7333 and www.fish.wa.gov.au.
The submissions period closes July 30.
Barrow Island Bulletins
The Western Australian public is being invited to comment on advice prepared for the WA Government on a plan to allow access to a limited area of the ‘A’ class nature reserve on Barrow Island for the development of Gorgon area gas.
A package entitled Consideration of Access to Barrow Island for Gas Development explains the process used to assess the Gorgon gas development plan for part of Barrow Island to be used as a gas processing facility.
The package is available for public comment for six weeks until August 12.
Copies are available from the Department of Industry and Resources website at www.doir.wa.gov.au or from level 7, 168 St Georges Terrace, Perth.
Draft wilderness policy
Public comment is invited on the WA Government’s draft wilderness policy.
The policy is available from the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Crawley, and www.naturebase.net.
Submissions can be emailed to email@example.com or addressed to the Department of Conservation and Land Management, Locked Bag 104, Bentley Delivery Centre, WA 6983.
The submissions period closes August 11.
Leighton development draft
Public comment is invited until September 8 on a draft plan for redeveloping a 4ha section of the 17ha Leighton marshalling yards.
The draft proposes residential areas, shops, cafes and public open space, with the remaining 13ha of the marshalling yards site becoming a coastal reserve.
This plan is on display at the City of Fremantle, William Street Fremantle; the Town of Mosman Park, Memorial Park, Bayview Terrace; and the Leighton Information Centre at Shop 13, Queensgate Mall, William Street, Fremantle.
Registration for information workshops on July 3, July 24 and August 14 can be made on (08) 9336 6390.
Further information on the plan and public consultation process is available from www.leightonproject.com.au.
National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure
Public comment is invited on the draft National Environment Protection (Air Toxics) Measure and associated Air Toxics Impact Statement.
This measure aims to provide a nationally consistent framework for the monitoring and reporting of five key air toxics – benzene, formaldehyde, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), toluene and xylenes.
The measure and impact statement are available from www.ephc.gov.au and submissions are due by July 30.
Warren-Blackwood Rural Strategy
A draft Warren-Blackwood Rural planning strategy has been released for public comment until June 27.
The strategy covers 1.4 million hectares in the shires of Boyup Brook, Bridgetown-Greenbushes, Manjimup and Nannup.
Copies of the strategy are available from www.planning.wa.gov.au and regional council offices.
Mid West Regional Development Scheme Grants
Expressions of interest are being sought for Mid West Regional Development Scheme grants worth $400,000 to the district.
Applications for the funding close on November 3.
The annual Regional Development Scheme Grants are part of the Western Australian Government’s $75 million Regional Investment Fund aimed at boosting economic and social development and improving access to services in regional WA.
For more information contact Carolyn Fewster at the Mid West Development Commission on 9921 0702.
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