Land and Nature

Land and Nature is a Sustainability Pillar in our Sustainability Strategy 2021 - 2031. The relevant key principle is: 'We will protect and enhance our natural systems that are vital to the sustainability of our local community'.  Our objectives related to this pillar are:

  • Implement responsible and sustainable practices through policy development and land-use planning
  • Prioritise protection of natural bushland habitats and ecosystems, including protection of waterways for nutrient control in agriculture, salinity control, riparian vegetation
  • Revegetate and rehabilitate degraded environments
  • Support provision of education to the broader community on protection of the natural environment

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What We're Doing

Some current projects related to the Land and Nature pillar include:

  • A Weed Management Strategy review is underway in 2023
  • The Shire's revegetation nursery is busy year round, propagating local provenance species for use in local revegetation programs across the Shire
  • A series of Plant Propagation educational films were produced with our expert Revegetation Officer Mark Parre (retired). Please visit our Environmental Education page for more information.
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

Weed Strategy Review: Draft Strategy Public Comment
Posted 17 April 2024 Weed Strategy Review: Draft Strategy Public Comment

Submissions on draft Weed Strategy invited before Monday 6 May

Ocean Beach Closure: Long Awaited Project Begins
Posted 22 January 2024 Ocean Beach Closure: Long Awaited Project Begins

Works to begin on 12 February, with contractors to close site until further notice

Coastal Management Draft Out for Public Comment
Posted 07 December 2023 Coastal Management Draft Out for Public Comment

Submissions on draft plan welcomed from 7 December to 31 January

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

Eastern States Wattle Weed Control Continues in Denmark
Posted 23 August 2023 Eastern States Wattle Weed Control Continues in Denmark

Shire's blitz on weedy wattles from Eastern States continues thanks to community effort

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

Input Sought on Coastal Management Plan Review
Posted 27 April 2023 Input Sought on Coastal Management Plan Review

Survey open for community contributions until 4pm Wednesday 31 May

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

New Local Law for Denmark: Cats Local Law
Posted 18 October 2022 New Local Law for Denmark: Cats Local Law

Details of the new local law available online or via the Shire Administration Building

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

Bird Sanctuary In Effect From Today, Thursday 14 July
Posted 14 July 2022 Bird Sanctuary In Effect From Today, Thursday 14 July

Map, media release and Council Meeting minutes available online

Cultural Burn Trial Completed in Denmark
Posted 11 May 2022 Cultural Burn Trial Completed in Denmark

Important precedent set for incorporating cultural practice into mitigation work

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

Shire Supports Community Environmental Education
Posted 21 March 2022 Shire Supports Community Environmental Education

Variety of programs receive support to encourage environmental education

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

Second Plant Propagation Workshop Set for October
Posted 06 September 2021 Second Plant Propagation Workshop Set for October

Popular community interest has lead to a second workshop with Mark Parre

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

Owl Friendly Denmark Display Installed at Shire
Posted 10 June 2021 Owl Friendly Denmark Display Installed at Shire

Community members encouraged to visit info booth at Shire Offices

Council Supports West Australian Forest Alliance
Posted 13 April 2021 Council Supports West Australian Forest Alliance

Shire staff met with WAFA to discuss conservation reform advocacy

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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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