A farmer advocacy group says the State Government’s plans to create a Fitzroy national park will costs jobs and end hopes of establishing a $1b-a-year food hub.
Households who hire a plumber to fix a leaky tap or fixture can claim a $100 rebate off their Water Corporation bill, thanks to a new program aimed at reducing water waste.
Renewed calls out for geotechnical investigation into the Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme to be stopped at least until summer. DPIRD overseeing survey and said requisite permit had been obtained.
Former Water Corporation chairman Michael Hollett has vowed to “employ every legal avenue required” to preserve his reputation after abruptly resigning earlier this month with little explanation.
The West Australian can reveal Michael Hollett walked away from a six-figure wage when he abruptly resigned as chairman of the Water Corporation, with the State Government tight-lipped on his exit.
WA’s Minister for Water has refused to comment - citing “legal advice” - on the shock resignation of Water Corporation chair Michael Hollett.
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The project involves building the biggest iron ore reclaimer and stackers in the world.
Doug Giles’ Wheatbelt farm is bone dry and he warns that the conditions are “hammering us pretty bad” as he toils to keep thirsty livestock watered and fed.
Cally Dupe & Zach Relph
With a licence for more than a 1000 people, and turning over more than $13 million a year, the Tambrey Tavern has long been a local favourite.
WA’s Water Minister has ordered the utility scrap a supplier payment system that forces contractors to reduce invoices in order to be paid faster, after The West uncovered the policy.
Released today, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry WA’s quarterly business confidence survey paints a grim picture for all sectors outside of mining and construction.
Never before seen images of the $290 million project show two new towers, a public plaza and a renovated Four Points by Sheraton Hotel.
Thousands of tradies who do contract work for Water Corporation, which makes a $500 million-a-year profit, have been told they could get paid faster — but only if they agree to reduce their invoices.
EXCLUSIVE: If there is one thing that riles West Australians it is wasting water. Just ask the 4600 people who reported sprinklers being used outside the two-day-a-week watering roster.
“The more people get into it, the better the technology will get,” Russell Orr said. “At the moment, I am winging it, but it is working.”
Two first aid posts have been established along the Eyre Highway as a major bushfire continues to block the road link to South Australia.
Indigenous-owned MG Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding with Queensland’s Cubbie Farming to investigate the feasibility of cotton-growing trials.
The north of the Shire of Jerramungup has become the sixth area in WA to be declared water deficient as it head towards its driest two-year period on record.
The region’s leading renewable-energy project got a shot in the arm from the State Government this week, with Scott River to host the trial of a new technology.
The Southern Forests Irrigation Scheme would see the construction of a pipeline distribution network, delivering new water to 72 businesses.
Pastoralists and traditional owners have informally agreed on a set of principles to apply within any development proposal.
Myalup-Wellington Dam plan to deal with water salinity one step closer.
A United Arab Emirates entrepreneur wants to drag an iceberg from Antarctica to Perth — so it can be harvested for drinking water.
Struggling West Australians are bracing for a new round of bill hikes tomorrow, including more increases to their power bills.
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