What needs to be done
The Kimberley is under pressure and needs greater protection. Progress has been made, but some of the most amazing places in the Kimberley, like the Buccaneer Archipelago, Adele Island and the Lacepedes remain unprotected. The opportunity now exists to complete the Great Kimberley Marine Park by protecting these islands within a network of marine sanctuaries along the Kimberley coast.
The Fitzroy, WA's largest river, is at risk from new proposals for dams and huge irrigation projects. The WA Labor Government made an election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River. We will need to keep the pressure up to protect the mighty Fitzroy for the future and make sure:
- The river gorges where dams have been proposed are protected in the new Fitzroy National Park
- A buffer zone is put in place to protect the River from irrigation and mining
- Legally enforceable protection is given to the entire River and critical catchment areas
- Fitzroy Traditional Owners play a central role in protecting and managing the River
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