Waterways

Our wetland environments are extensive and unique. Wetland systems in the Shire of Denmark include Parry Inlet, Irwin Inlet, Owingup Swamp and Wilson Inlet. Frogs, reptiles and birds that live in these areas rely on wetlands for survival. We acknowledge the importance of rivers, inlets and coastline to residents, visitors and the local economy, and implements and advocates for policies with other relevant authorities and organisations to maintain these to a high standard of health and amenity.

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What We Do

Collaborative Partnerships

We work closely with a range of land users, organisations, authorities and community groups to ensure the on-going health of our waterways, but the Shire is not the lead agency for the coordination and delivery of outcomes in water quality.

The Department of Water and Environmental Regulation consults the Shire as a primary stakeholder in their management of inlets, rivers and wetlands.

Noongar Elder Wayne Webb speaking on Connection to Country

Filmed and edited by Earthrise Production on behalf of Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee with funding from the Shire of Denmark.

Inlet Opening Protocols

Water Corporation is the agency responsible for the opening of the Wilson Inlet.

The Shire of Denmark is the agency responsible for the opening of the Parry Inlet and the Irwin Inlet (Peaceful Bay).

The Opening Protocol documents are available below under Related Documents.

Revegetation Projects

Our Revegetation and Sustainability Officers work closely with local organisation Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee to re-establish illegally cleared native vegetation along the foreshore of the Wilson Inlet.

Local schools and community volunteers are often involved in revegetation projects locally, with community planting days held each spring.

Wilson Inlet Community Planting Day: You're Invited
Posted 29 September 2023 Wilson Inlet Community Planting Day: You're Invited

Come along to a community revegetation day on Saturday 7 October

Ongoing Revegetation Efforts to Heal Illegal Clearing on Inlet
Posted 24 August 2023 Ongoing Revegetation Efforts to Heal Illegal Clearing on Inlet

Local community gets involved in ongoing revegetation program on Wilson Inlet shore

Community Citizen of the Year Award Winners Named
Posted 23 May 2023 Community Citizen of the Year Award Winners Named

Environmental preservation volunteer Mark Parre named Community Citizen of the Year

Wilson Inlet Foreshore Revegetation Efforts Continue
Posted 17 April 2023 Wilson Inlet Foreshore Revegetation Efforts Continue

Collaboration between Shire and WICC continues to plant native seedlings along foreshore

Connection Through Planting for National Schools Tree Day
Posted 15 August 2022 Connection Through Planting for National Schools Tree Day

Kwoorabup Nature School and Shire of Denmark collaborate to revegetate bushland

Revegetation Efforts to Heal Illegal Clearing on Inlet Foreshore
Posted 20 July 2022 Revegetation Efforts to Heal Illegal Clearing on Inlet Foreshore

Shire collaborates with WICC to restore naturally occurring vegetation

Native Plant Propagation How-To Video Series
Posted 03 May 2022 Native Plant Propagation How-To Video Series

Free instructional short films featuring Revegetation Officer Mark Parre

Bushland Healer Film Celebrates Dedication
Posted 16 March 2022 Bushland Healer Film Celebrates Dedication

Revegetation Officer Mark Parre recognised for his important work in short film

Community Propagation Workshop a Success
Posted 21 July 2021 Community Propagation Workshop a Success

Revegetation Officer Mark Parre shared his knowledge with participants on Saturday

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For more information about our revegetation program, please visit our Revegetation page.

Other

Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June
Posted 06 May 2024 Free Soil Health Workshop Monday 10 June

Event proudly supported by the Shire's Sustainability Environmental Education Program

McLean Oval Recycled Wastewater Irrigation Project Operating
Posted 11 March 2024 McLean Oval Recycled Wastewater Irrigation Project Operating

Denmark's McLean Oval to be kept green by recycled wastewater

Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities
Posted 02 August 2023 Council Adopts Budget to Fund Community Priorities

Renewed focus on areas such as roads and youth in line with community feedback

Updated Policy for Outbuildings & Water Tanks Adopted
Posted 24 July 2023 Updated Policy for Outbuildings & Water Tanks Adopted

Updated policy cuts 'red tape' for sheds and other development

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 17 April 2023 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Waterwise accreditation secured for 2023 in recognition of responsible water use

Recycled Wastewater to Irrigate McLean Oval Next Summer
Posted 23 November 2022 Recycled Wastewater to Irrigate McLean Oval Next Summer

Joint Shire of Denmark and Water Corporation initiative to reuse treated wastewater

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 31 March 2022 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Shire endorsed again as Waterwise Council for 2022

Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark
Posted 10 March 2021 Waterwise Re-endorsement for Shire of Denmark

Commitment to responsible water usage in Shire of Denmark recognised

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Details on other local initiatives and organisations working in this space, as well as information on what the Shire is doing to work towards our Sustainability Strategy commitments are available on our Sustainable Water page.

For more information, please contact our Sustainability Officer.

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Contact

Our Sustainability Officer can be reached at (08) 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au.

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