PEOPLE AND THE SEA

14 August 2018

Almost fifteen years ago, the federal and Western Australian Government set up a program to look after not only the state’s lands and waters, but the plants and animals that live within them. Craig Wilson works for this program – Perth NRM* – and his particular focus is on the coastal and marine areas south […]

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Skope

WADING THROUGH THE STINKY STUFF

If you stop to think about it, thanks to environmental consultants, our landscapes are green and robust. And that’s probably thanks not only to the environmental specialist’s skills but also a generally held understanding – that it’s our responsibility to support Mother Nature. Whether that’s through restoring the living balance after a project’s been completed, […]

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CLEVER THINKING ON A SERIOUS SLOPE

For David Eccleston, it was a moment sitting on a surfboard in Sydney’s Freshwater Bay, that tipped him towards a career in environmental management. And think again if you imagine he was inspired by the iconic setting, or the glorious rainstorm overhead. No – it was the sight of Sydney’s rubbish surging out through the […]

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MAKING THE TOWN GLITTER

There are plenty of places around Australia where it’s a challenge to make the ‘greening’ happen. Which means that to be an effective landscaper in this country you must be honest about the local conditions: the poor soils, the ferocious summers, the scarcity of water. If you top this honesty with knowing your stuff, you […]

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PROFIT WITH A PURPOSE

For the last 25 years, Workpower in Western Australia has been creating opportunities for people with disability. It’s an organisation that does an extraordinary job of making a difference to those who benefit from its support. And while it provides traditional support services, it also operates a range of social enterprises across Perth, employing over […]

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THIS WAS ONCE, THIS

Some of the landscapes we’re familiar with might not be what they seem. We assume they’re natural – stable coastal dunes, sweeps of banksia woodland, healthily diverse wetlands. And much of the time they are relatively untouched. But sometimes they aren’t. Many high conservation value wetlands, and highly disturbed coastal dune systems around Perth and […]

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