News

Welcome delay of Fitzroy Management Plan

Environment groups in the Kimberley Like Nowhere Else alliance have welcomed today’s announcement by the WA Government to delay the Fitzroy River management plan and water allocation plan, calling the decision sensible and necessary.

Keeping connected to the Kimberley during COVID-19

We hope you’re faring alright during this challenging time for us all. Our special thoughts go out to remote Kimberley communities who are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of coronavirus. Whilst we are all making sure to...

Rains bring life to the Kimberley — and irrigation idiocy

Heavy rains have come to the Fitzroy Valley – replenishing the tributaries, floodplains and billabongs that are so important for wildlife and people along the river.

Fitzroy's Star Fish Visits Rockingham

A photography exhibition showcasing the natural wonders of the Fitzroy River brings the beauty of the Kimberley to the Rockingham community.

Festival for the Fitzroy!

Over 500 Fitzroy Valley locals gathered on the river-bed of the Fitzroy River for a concert to show support for protecting the Fitzroy and Margaret Rivers.

Giant Sawfish Visits Parliament

On International Sawfish Day, we celebrated just how important the Kimberley’s Fitzroy River is for the survival of critically-endangered sawfish by bringing a massive Sawfish to Parliament House!

Sawfish Deaths Cover-up?

Recently released internal documents reveal the Government attempted to cover-up the mass sawfish death incident on Gina Rinehart's Fitzroy Valley cattle station. The news was withheld from the public for 6 months until local media...

Unauthorised Land Clearing Controversy

A large area of native vegetation has been bulldozed on a Kimberley pastoral station. The Traditional Owners, who discovered the destruction, took action blockading the station's entrance to urge the WA Government to intervene. 

Mass Fitzroy Sawfish Deaths

Over 40 critically endangered sawfish died in the Kimberley this summer in a drying-out creek on a Fitzroy Valley cattle station. This devastating news comes hot on the heels of the station owner, Gina Rinehart, revealing...

Gina Rinehart’s Murray-Darling Fitzroy Threat

Australia’s richest person, mining magnate Gina Rinehart, has just proposed one of Australia's largest ever irrigation properties along the Fitzroy River!

Fitzroy Traditional Owners call for caution on irrigation development

The Martuwarra Fitzroy River Council, representing Traditional Owner Groups of the Fitzroy River (Martuwarra), has called for caution on irrigation development and urged for more research on how the river already generates value for local...

Aboriginal Enterprise could hold Key to Fitzroy River Future

A new report released today has found that Aboriginal enterprises that are bringing the cultural and environmental heritage of the Kimberley to a diverse range of markets could hold the future for economic development in...

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