09005: Cutting phosphorus inputs into waterways
Phosphorous loads from urban and agricultural activities in coastal plain catchments are threatening the health of the Swan-Canning, Peel-Harvey and Vasse-Wonnerup estuaries and the Leschenault and Hardy inlets.
The Environmental Protection Authority is working with government and industry to develop guidelines for phosphorus fertiliser use on the Swan and Scott coastal plains.
These guidelines propose to change agricultural use of fertilisers on the coastal plains and urban use fertilisers across the state.
Soil amendments and low water soluble phosphorus fertilisers are also being evaluated and demonstrated as part of this project.
|Investment:||$ 610 177|
|Delivery organisation:||Environmental Protection Authority|
|Project duration:||September 2009 - December 2011|
|Location:||Statewide (urban component), Swan and Scott coastal plains (agricultural component)|
Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia