ENVIRONMENTAL Protection Authority chairman Paul Vogel was in Mandurah last week to give a presentation to council chief executives, mayors and shire presidents in the Peel region and also visit an expo of environmental work at the Kids Teaching Kids conference.
Dr Vogel discussed the EPA’s strategic advice on the WA Planning Commission’s Perth and Peel @ 3.5m document in the city council’s Tuckey Room.
The Peel and document, released by the WAPC for public comment, builds on the vision set out in Directions 2031 and Beyond and provides a link across four sub-regional planning frameworks that define the spatial plan of Perth and the Peel up to 2050.
Later, at Mandurah Offshore Fishing and Sailing Club, Dr Vogel saw the work being done by school students at a Sustainability Expo, where the students shared their knowledge and taught fellow students about local environmental projects.
The expo was a part of the Kids Teaching Kids conference, a unique education program that aims to inspire young people to develop practical solutions to the challenges facing the environment.
More than 17 South-West schools were involved.