Protect the Fitzroy River!

Protect the Fitzroy River!

Last Friday was a huge moment for the Fitzroy River. The WA Government announced how they would deliver their election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River. Please send your message of support and encouragement!

    Dear Minister Dawson, Minister MacTiernan, Minister Wyatt and Minister Kelly,

    Yours faithfully,
    [Your name will be added automatically]


    • Thank you for your election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River and Buccaneer Archipelago.
    • The Fitzroy River is a haven for many species, and it is the world’s last great stronghold for the critically endangered Freshwater Sawfish. 
    • I commend the commitment of the WA Government last week, when you travelled with your Ministerial colleagues to Fitzroy Crossing to consult with Traditional Owners, pastoralists and other stakeholder groups about the future of the Fitzroy River. 
    • I strongly support the McGowan Government’s election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River with a new National Park and Catchment Management plan.
    • It is crucial that the catchment management plan provides real protection for the river. 
    • The Fitzroy is of great cultural significance, and has been National Heritage Listed for its cultural values.
    • Fitzroy River Traditional Owners have expressed their concern for the river and desire to be involved in its protection in the 2016 Fitzroy River Declaration.
    • I urge you to follow the recommendations made by scientists in the Fitzroy River Science Statement.
    • Sustainable economic development should be built around the needs of local people and the protection of the river. We need to learn the lessons from the past where large government investments in irrigated agriculture have led to environmental damage and failed to deliver the promised social and economic benefits.
    • Thank you for taking this important step towards realising the visionary election commitment to protect the Fitzroy River. 


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