Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

  • Clean UP Australia Day

    Clean UP Australia Day

    8:30 am-11:00 am

    Clean UP Australia Day

    Come join the Canning River Regional Park Volunteers and Bannister Creek Catchment Group as they Team Up to Clean Up!

    When: Sunday 3rd March 2019
    Time: 8am onwards
    Where: Meet at Ferndale Cresent Car park

    Contact Cat for more details: 

  • Perth NRM Coastal Forum 2019

    Perth NRM Coastal Forum 2019

    9:30 am-3:30 pm

    Perth NRM invites you to register now for this exciting seminar on the management of the Swan Region’s marine and coastal environments.  Perth is renowned for its coastal lifestyle but the increasing population, climate change and a range of other threats will place further pressure on the shoreline and marine environments. Collaboration between community, government, researchers and consultants to share information and effective management practices will help to ensure these unique environments can be enjoyed by future generations of West Australians.

    DATE:    Friday, 8 March 2019
    TIME:    9.30 am – 3.30 pm
    VENUE: Sunset Function Centre at Scarborough Beach
    COST:    $30 per person (lunch included)

    Speakers from a range of disciplines will present on recent research, management and community programs. Delegates will hear about coastal dynamics from Prof Ryan Lowe and Dr John Statton will share his research on innovative methods for cultivation and restoration of seagrasses.  Alison Dorn from Tangaroa Blue will inspire delegates to continue to act on marine debris and Meg Anklesaria, Cambridge Coastcare, will encourage Coastcare Groups and land managers to trial innovative new approaches to monitoring their coastal areas, while Adam Harris from Cockburn City Council will share leading practice for planning on-ground works.  David Knowles, from Spineless Wonders, will describe the significant role of Arthropods (macroinvertebrates) in our coastal environments, and Dr Erica Arora will describe the impact of wind on the physiology of native plants and pollinators and share information on restoration of coastal ecosystems. Melissa Evans from DBCA will present on the complexity of managing our coastal islands balancing increasing visitation while maintaining conservation values.

    Participants are encouraged to register by Wednesday 27 February 2019. You can register at or alternatively email to confirm your place for payment by invoice.

  • Public Submissions Workshop

    Public Submissions Workshop

    6:00 pm-8:00 pm

    Public Submissions Workshop

    The City is running a Public Submissions Workshop presented by Dr Angus Morrison-Saunders, who is an expert in Western Australian Environmental Impact Assessment. Advice will be provided on how to write clear, concise and effective submissions, for proposals that have been advertised for public comment under State and Federal legislation.

    Location:             Settlers Common Field Study Centre – Triton Crescent, Bedfordale
    Date:                     Wednesday 13 March 2019
    Time:                    6:00 – 8:00pm
    Catering:             Light Supper

    The workshop will cover:

    • How to stay up to date with invitations for public comment – so that you don’t miss opportunities to have your say;
    • How to write submissions for matters under different legislation i.e. submissions under the Federal EBPC Act should address Matters of National Environmental Significance, and submissions under the Western Australian EP Act should address State Environmental Factors;
    • How to write an effective and concise submission; and
    • How to present passionate, well-reasoned and evidence based arguments, and constructive suggestions.

    This workshop is recommended for anyone who would like to have a say on proposed actions that may have environmental impacts. A single well written public submission can make a big change.

    If you would like to attend please RSVP to Debbie Hewston by 6 March 2019 via:
    Email:; or
    Phone: 9394 5874

  • South East Sustainable Schools Networking Meeting – Nature, Art and the Classroom

    South East Sustainable Schools Networking Meeting – Nature, Art and the Classroom

    3:45 pm-5:30 pm
    440 Wright Road, Piara Waters, WA 6112

    The Term 1 South East Sustainable Schools Network Meeting will be held at Piara Waters Primary School on Tuesday 19th March from 3:45pm until 5:30pm.

    These meetings are a chance for local primary and high school teachers, as well as early childhood educators, to share ideas about the ways they run their classrooms and services sustainably and how they teach children to care for the environment and people. These meetings occur once per term and speakers are invited  address sustainability topics that are of most interest to meeting participants.

    During this meeting you will hear about the inaugural Armadale Arts Bush Trail and how you and your students can be involved! This inspiring project will see around ten ephemeral artworks created from the natural materials of Settlers Common East. The artworks will weave a bush trail of artistic delights to be enjoyed by school groups and the whole community across the two weeks of the Armadale Arts Festival (6 – 19 May). The meeting will provide you with the opportunity to get hands on with nature art, be guided in crafting something special through your schools that will be integrated into the major artwork of the trail designed by land artist Elaine Clocherty and local Elder Vivienne Hansen.

    You will also join a guided tour of Piara Waters Primary School to see how they are achieving great sustainability outcomes. Afternoon tea is provided. To register to attend go to: or on Facebook:


  • An evening with the IPCC in Perth

    An evening with the IPCC in Perth

    7:00 pm-9:00 pm

    Citizens’ Climate Lobby Australia invites you to
    An evening with the IPCC in Perth

    Thursday 21 March 2019
    South Perth Community Centre, South Terrace, South Perth

    The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change and what needs to be done. Its Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C was approved by governments on 8Th October 2018.
    Perth has three Lead Authors involved in this Report:
    • Professor Petra Tschakert, Geography, Faculty of Science, UWA
    • Professor Peter Newman, School of Design & Built Environment, Curtin University
    • Dr Jatin Kala, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Science, Murdoch University.
    The three speakers will do introductory comments on the following with plenty of time for questions:
    • Why 1.50C is critical and implications for pathways to the future
    • What is being done globally and what needs to be done
    • Impact of climate change on poverty and inequality

    To register please follow the link: