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Sustainability – Nursery, Solar Farm, Wind Turbine

Episode: 5
Title: Sustainability – Nursery, Solar Farm, Wind Turbine
Broadcast: August 27th
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Rottnest Island really is one of our best-kept secrets; our very own island paradise just a short ferry ride from Perth. Trevor shows you the restoration program in charge maintaining its pristine condition.

  • Trevor speaks with Nick Wilson, who tells of the plant species being grown in a nursery on the island, which ensure the control of erosion.
  • They grow anywhere from 15 to 30 different species, depending on the area that needs help.
  • The island also has a big focus on green energy, having a wind turbine that produces approximately 30% of the total power needs.
  • In 2017, the addition of a 600KW solar farm will further reduce the strain on the island’s environment.
  • If you want to find out how you can help the island, make sure you follow our website.

Rottnest Island Authority
P: (08) 9432 9317