We Were There, Were You?
“On behalf of everyone at the Conservation Council of WA (CCWA), I want to extend a heartfelt thank you for your unwavering support and active participation in our recent events dedicated to safeguarding our environment and protecting the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA).
Your presence at both the Environment Matters forum on Monday, February 12, and the rally outside Parliament House on Tuesday, February 13, made a significant impact.”
The team at Conservation Council of WA
To find out more go here:
Point Grey Marina will not be going ahead!
- Planning Minister approves amendment to local planning scheme to stop proposed Point Grey Marina
- Follows recommendation made by Western Australian Planning Commission
- Prevents excavation of marina and navigation channel in Peel-Harvey Estuary
- Provides certainty to local community on the future of Point Grey
WE WON THIS ONE!
Our beautiful Peel-Harvey Estuary is a very special place. It is the lifeblood of the Mandurah and Murray communities. It’s also the reason that people live in and visit this fabulous area.
Unfortunately the estuary is under serious threat from a planned development that could carve a 2.5km channel from the Dawesville Cut to a proposed marina at Point Grey.
If this were to go ahead, the health of the estuary would be threatened, wildlife would suffer, commercial and recreational fishing would be compromised, and tourism would go into decline.
Peel Preservation Group Meeting Dates:
1st Thursday of each Month at PPG Office, 6.00 PM Lakelands Community House, 20 Dalona Parkway. https://maps.app.goo.gl/un56fTYQgnqFRqq78 The next meeting is: Thursday 7th March, 2024.
PPG 2023 Annual General Meeting
Was held on October 5th 2023
Coffee Catch Up – Saturday 2nd March at 1.00pm Everyone welcome.
Nourishing the Soul Cafe 40 Darwin Tce, Dudley Park. Mobile: 0422097913
If you are coming please ring ahead to add your name to our table.
Please check our Facebook page to check that our meetings are going ahead as planned.
It’s time to turn your drink containers into donations!
All eligible drink containers are worth a 10 cent refund if returned for recycling at an approved collection point. You can either keep your refund or donate it PPG!
Simply quote our scheme ID C10282255 at your local refund point when you return your containers.
Eligible containers are those that are commonly seen as litter. Most aluminium, glass, plastic, steel and liquid paperboard drink containers between 150ml and 3L are eligible for a refund.
Make sure your containers are empty and the lids are off! Wine, spirits and cordial bottles are not included.
Look out for the separate collection points for lids, which can be recycled, e.g. for the Lids 4 Kids project to make prosthetic limbs for children.
Our Forests Need your Help!
Please support the WA Forest Alliance by signing this letter to our WA Premier: tinyurl.com/SouthWestForestsPetition
We are asking the Premier to support the protection of the South West’s precious Karri and Jarrah Forests. It’s never been more urgent that we protect our forests for climate, water and wildlife.
Call for the Urgent Implementation of the Australian Carbon Dividend Plan
Most people recognise that the horrific bushfires devastating large sections of Australia are aggravated by climate change. Denial and misinformation have caused an impasse in climate policy over the past decade and cannot be allowed to continue. Urgent action is required, and sound solutions are immediately available. The Government is ready to listen. Read more and sign the petition.
Life Memberships awarded to Griselda Hitchock and Judy Trembath
We were delighted to award life memberships at our Annual General Meeting on 21st November 2019 to Griselda Hitchcock and Judy Trembath for their long-term significant contribution to the Peel environment. These were kindly presented by Jane O’Malley, Chief Executive Officer of Peel-Harvey Catchment Council. Here is our Annual Report.
Take the challenge and use less plastic!
As well as participating in clean-ups, holding Plastic Free July events and managing the Mandurah sea bins, we have lobbied for a ban of plastic bags and plastic straws, called for the introduction of a container deposit scheme (coming to WA in June 2020) and requested more waste and recycling bins at shopping centres. We have also advocated for a balloon ban for outdoor use.
- Contact us if you would like to help us get the message out, participate at our events, or obtain information about how to reduce your reliance on single-use plastics. Find your nearest responsible café.
- Find your nearest RedCycle bin for soft plastics.
- Drop off old IT equipment, empty ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones and batteries at your nearest Officeworks Recycling Scheme.
- To recycle bread bag closures, plastic bottle tops (Lids for Kids) and unwanted medicines visit Optimal Pharmacy Meadow Springs.
- Visit Terracycle for all other recycling opportunities in your area.
Climate and nature solutions can power an economic recovery that makes our communities healthier and more resilient, but it will take all of us speaking out now to get our representatives to listen to the people, not the polluters.
Sign the petition calling on our state premiers, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese to:
✔️ Create future-proof jobs across Australia
✔️ Make communities and nature healthier and more resilient
✔️ Upgrade our energy system to clean and renewable
Sea Bin Launch
It’s a first for Australia! We and our partners have acquired two sea bins for the waterways of Mandurah.
They have been installed in the Dolphin Quay Marina, and the official launch was held on 8th February.
Read more courtesy of the Mandurah Coastal Times.
PPG is supporting the Mandurah Dolphin Rescue Team’s efforts to raise money for much-needed equipment to help stranded dolphins. If you’d like to make a donation to this worthy cause or you’d like more information please click here.
Mandurah Dolphin Rescue and partners are also raising funds to install dolphin monitoring cameras on known dolphin stranding hotspots too remote to be seen. Find out more.
Australia’s borders were closed to overseas fishing fleets more than 20 years ago after decades of devastating overfishing. But the commercial fishing industry is currently in talks with the Australian Government about allowing overseas fleets back into our waters. At the same time, the Government is trying to strip back the sanctuaries in the marine parks where these vessels might operate. Say NO to overseas fishing fleets.
We invite you to renew your membership or become a member – $20 a year or $25 for a couple. We rely on membership fees to enable us to carry out the all our projects, and we are very grateful to all our loyal members for supporting us.
Membership Gift Certificates
Question: What’s the perfect gift for only $20, or $25 a couple?
Answer: A Gift Certificate for a year’s membership to PPG, printed and posted to you or your recipient.
All enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Our COMMITTEE meetings are (usually) held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 6.00pm at Lakelands Community House, 20 Dalona Parkway, Lakelands.
CURRENT AND NEW MEMBERS WELCOME!
Our informal COFFEE meetings are held on each preceding Saturday at 1.00 pm at Nourishing the Soul Cafe.
EVERYONE is welcome to our coffee meetings to find out what we’re doing, and to suggest what we could be doing.