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Traditional Owners welcome commitment to protect Martuwarra Fitzroy River from large-scale irrigation
The WA Government committed to protecting the Martuwarra Fitzroy River from large-scale irrigation, releasing a policy position...
Giovanni Torre 24 Oct 2023
First segment of new Martuwarra Fitzroy River bridge deck launched, nine months on from devastating floods
The WA and federal governments announced on Thursday that first segment of a new Martuwarra Fitzroy River bridge deck has been l...
Giovanni Torre 7 Sep 2023
Bunuba National Park creation a key step in protecting Martuwarra Fitzroy River
Bunuba Traditional Owners are celebrating the creation of a new national park that will protect part of the Martuwarra Fitzroy R...
Giovanni Torre 23 Aug 2023
More than 27,000 people urge WA government to protect Martuwarra Fitzroy River
Kimberley Traditional Owners and conservation groups have delivered a petition signed by 27,632 Australians calling for the Mart...
Giovanni Torre 10 May 2023
Renewed calls for alternative Martuwarra / Fitzroy River crossing
Residents of Fitzroy Valley communities to the west of Martuwarra Fitzroy River are relying on personal boats or a twice-daily h...
Giovanni Torre 1 Mar 2023
Calls for action on Fitzroy River crossing after second man drowns

Story updated at 4:30pm Monday 27 February.A 20 year-old man has drowned in Martuwarra/Fitzroy River after attempting to swim across it Sunday afternoon.On Monday morning WA Police...

Giovanni Torre Feb 27, 2023
Federal government provides funding for wellbeing support in flood-hit Kimberley communities

The Australian government is providing $300,000 for social and emotional wellbeing support for Aboriginal communities in Western Australia’s flood-ravaged Kimberley region.Cyclone...

Giovanni Torre Feb 26, 2023
New freight subsidy scheme to cut freight costs for Kimberley businesses and organisations hit by floods

A new freight subsidy scheme to reduce freight costs for Kimberley businesses impacted by recent floods will be jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Fund...

Giovanni Torre Feb 23, 2023
Great Northern Highway linking Broome and Derby reopened weeks after massive floods cut supply lines

The Great Northern Highway linking Broome and Derby reopened Thursday, on a limited basis, more than one month after massive flooding cut vital supply lines in Western Australia’s...

Giovanni Torre Feb 9, 2023
Weeks after floods, broken pipe still dumps sewage into Martuwarra Fitzroy River

Weeks after massive floods swept through the Kimberley region untreated waste from Fitzroy Crossing is flowing into Martuwarra Fitzroy River from a pipe broken during the disaster....

Giovanni Torre Feb 6, 2023
Start of school year one of many challenges for flood-hit Fitzroy Valley communities

Food, medical supplies, housing, transport infrastructure and education are the key challenges facing areas recovering from the worst floods in Western Australia’s history, the sta...

Giovanni Torre Jan 23, 2023
Fitzroy Valley Indigenous organisations stand united in the face of flood disaster

An alliance of Indigenous-led organisations has been working tirelessly to deliver relief and recovery support in Western Australia’s Kimberley region after it suffered the worst f...

Giovanni Torre Jan 23, 2023
Broome locals answer the call to support flood-ravaged communities

Broome local Emily Hunter has been stunned by the “huge response” to her drive for donations to help communities hit hard by the Kimberley floods. “I thought the community could do...

Giovanni Torre Jan 17, 2023
'It's going to be a bit of a hard slog': Dockers urge supporters to aid WA's Kimberley flood appeal

AFL club Fremantle has urged supporters to rally behind communities in WA’s flood-hit Kimberley region. The state’s north has bore the brunt of severe flooding in recent weeks, sp...

Jarred Cross Jan 17, 2023
Woodside give $750,000 for flood relief, back Indigenous-led local recovery effort

The relief efforts of a Fitzroy Valley Indigenous business organisation have received a significant boost, with a half-million dollar donation from Woodside Energy.Leedal Foundatio...

Giovanni Torre Jan 14, 2023
BHP gives two million for Kimberley flood relief and recovery

Mining giant BHP will give $2million towards emergency relief and recovery efforts in the Kimberley after unprecedented floods devastated the region in Western Australia’s north.Th...

Giovanni Torre Jan 11, 2023
Fitzroy Valley flood recovery and rebuild will take months, WA Premier warns

It could take months to restore vital infrastructure to communities devastated by the unprecedented floods in Western Australia’s Kimberley region, the state's premier has warned.M...

Giovanni Torre Jan 10, 2023
Volunteers working together to keep food flowing in Fitzroy Valley

Young Fitzroy Crossing resident Obby Bedford has been working with other volunteers every day to keep food packages moving to those most in need in the flood-ravaged Fitzroy Valley...

Giovanni Torre Jan 9, 2023
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