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Western Australia is famous for its long days of sunshine, blue skies and brilliant beaches, with over 12,000 kilometres of crystal-clear coastline across the state that covers the entire western third of Australia. Perth is the state’s capital, boasting an average of 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, making it the sunniest capital city in Australia. These lengthy daylight hours are best spent enjoying the beach lifestyle, relaxing in natural bushland, sampling world-class local wines or watching an ocean sunset, all within just 30 minutes of the city. Perth has many bushland and wetland reserves and most of our projects are undertaken within suburbia to restore and protect sites of high environmental, heritage and recreational value. Each evening will be spent recharging in the Fremantle Prison YHA, with this unique and historical experience allowing you to sleep in a prison cell that was built in the 1850’s. Your free time at weekends provides the opportunity to explore the world-famous Rottnest Island, indulge in wine and chocolate at Margaret River, or wander past the heritage buildings and bustling markets in Fremantle (costs of weekend activities are not included – food and accommodation is provided at the YHA, however you are welcome to explore further afield in your free time. No refund is given for any meals missed or accommodation that you don’t use while you are sightseeing).
Start from CVA’s office in Perth
Examples of projects in Western Australia include:
- Fremantle is well known for its beaches, heritage buildings and markets, but the City of Fremantle is a One Planet Council, focusing on creating places that enable people to live, work and do business with the natural limits of the planet. Join projects that assist with ongoing efforts to create and link habitats, protect remnant vegetation and maintain coastal dunes.
- The City of Kwinana is dedicated to conserving remnant vegetation and ecological corridors as habitat for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo and other endangered flora and fauna. Ecological corridors are areas of local native vegetation linking local biodiversity areas, such as remnant bushland and other natural areas. These ecological linkages provide important feeding and roosting sites for the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo.
- The City of Melville manages an 18km foreshore area that is defined by a narrow chain of reserves and natural vegetation. There are also some beautiful bushland reserves away from the river that provide wonderful opportunities to spot wildflowers and enjoy a touch of serenity within the suburbs.
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