Archive for April, 2014

Anglers report ‘sensational season’ after commercial licences buyback


Fishermen in Broome are reporting a surge in catches after the buyback of commercial fishing licences.

Late last year, the Western Australian Government bought the two commercial fishing licences covering about 100 kilometres of coastline, from Roebuck Bay in Broome, south to Eighty Mile Beach.

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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 Marine, National Heritage Comments Off

Green groups fear coal mine plans ‘environmentally unacceptable’


Conservation groups say the risk management plan for a proposed coal mine in the Kimberley’s Fitzroy Valley is ‘”fatally flawed”.

As part of the Duchess Paradise Project, Rey Resources wants to build an underground mine near Derby, use the Derby Port and transport coal along the Great Northern Highway. The Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) is accepting public comment on Rey’s draft management plans until next Tuesday.

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Thursday, April 17th, 2014 Canning Basin, Environs Kimberley, Fitzroy River, Mining, National Heritage, Water Comments Off

Dinosaur footprints in WA’s Kimberley being studied for first time


Erin Parke


PHOTO Yawuru traditional owner Micklo Corpus shows one of the dinosaur footprints near Broome.

For many years some of the biggest, best-preserved dinosaur footprints in the world have been shrouded in secrecy.

But that is about to change with scientists conducting the first detailed study of dinosaur trackways in Western Australia’s Kimberley region.

A Queensland-based research group led by palaeontologist Steve Salisbury has found footprints that have never been photographed.

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Tuesday, April 8th, 2014 Indigenous, James Price Point, National Heritage Comments Off

Inquiry into streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops

House of Representatives Committees

On Thursday, 27 February 2014 the Minister for the Environment, The Hon Greg Hunt MP, asked the Committee to inquire into and report on streamlining environmental regulation, ‘green tape’, and one stop shops.

The Committee invites interested persons and organisations to make submissions addressing the terms of reference byWednesday, 30 April 2014. Please refer to our brochure called preparing a submission for more information.

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Monday, April 7th, 2014 Uncategorized Comments Off

Kimberley lead mine gets final environmental approval


Tyne McConnon

A lead and silver project planned for Western Australia’s Kimberley has received environmental approval from the State Government.

WA Environment Minister Albert Jacob last night gave the green tick of approval to the Sorby Hills project, which is planned for 50 kilometres north of Kununurra.

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Thursday, April 3rd, 2014 Mining, Ord Comments Off