Wednesday, September 8, 2021 9:43 AM
By Monique Welhan
The state government has decided to stop logging in the forests of the southwest from 2024.
The relocation described in the 2024-33 Forest Management Plan will preserve at least another 400,000 hectares of Karri, Jarrah and Wandoo forests.
Approximately 9,000 hectares of high conservation value Karri will also be protected immediately, with other high quality forest areas for the National Park status will be recommended.
Starting in 2024, wood from our domestic forests will be restricted to forest management activities that improve forest health and deforestation for licensed mining operations such as Alcoa.
Prime Minister Mark McGowan said his administration would $ 350 million Investing dollars to expand WA’s coniferous plantations.
« By converting more of our forestry to sustainable wood products such as softwood, we are investing in WA’s future – and supporting construction, forestry and our regional communities » said McGowan.
Up to 50 million pine trees will be planted, which is between 7.9 and 9.5 million tons of coal dio xid equivalent.
The softwood plantations will create about 140 jobs and protect about 1980 existing jobs, mainly in the southwest timber industry.
Forest workers, companies and communities affected by the decision will be affected Supported by the state government’s $ 50 million Just Transition Plan.
The police are asking anyone who saw a 13-year-old girl get off a moving bus in Cockburn to report.
A cyclist was hit by a car in Rockingham.
Western Australia-Victoria border restrictions were tightened overnight as the state was re-classified as « high risk ».
The police are concerned about the welfare of two missing 14-year-old twin sisters.
A man was stabbed to death in a fight between a group of people in Cooloongup.
The City of Rockingham Seniors and Carers Expo returns on Friday October 1st at the Mike Barnett Sports Complex.
The finalists for the City of Rockingham Sports Star Awards were announced ahead of the awards ceremony on September 15th at the Gary Holland Community Center.
Health workers in Western Australia must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the end of the year or they will be banned from working in public and private hospitals and public health facilities.
The city of Rockingham says it has no choice but to permanently shut down a public toilet in a park in Port Kennedy.
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