City of Karratha

Environmental Studies

A look into environmental involvement throughout the City of Karratha.

State of the Environment Report

Visit the RDA Pilbara site to view the State of the Environmnent report.  Alternatively the documents below.
Part 1 (7MB PDF) | Part 2 (6MB PDF)

City of Karratha Environmental Strategy

The Environmental Strategy was adopted by Council at its 16 September 2013 Ordinary Council Meeting as the basis for the prioritisation, programming and review of actions to implement priorty environmental strategies.

Download the Environmental Strategy (PDF 5MB)

City of Karratha Water Management Strategy

The City of Karratha Water Management Strategy highlights important values associated with the critical water resources of the City which include drinking water, surface water, groundwater and wastewater. It proposes objectives, strategies and actions for the City in regards to the management of these water resources.

Download the Water Management Strategy (PDF 11MB)

Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaption Plan (CHRMAP)

The coastal communities located within the City of Karratha (the City) are at risk from coastal processes such as coastal erosion and storm surge. Projected sea level rise will increase the risk from coastal hazards and therefore it is important that the City adopts a risk management and adaption strategy to manage growth and development pressure in a sustainable way that responds to these known coastal hazards.

Download the Coastal Hazard Risk Management Adaption Plan (PDF 3.7MB)

Coastal Management Strategy

This Coastal Management Strategy is the City's overarching coastal management document. Its purpose is to ensure the City has a consistent and transparent approach toward existing and planned coastal management policies, plans and strategies.

Download the Coastal Management Strategy (PDF 8.12MB)

Local Biodiversity Strategy

The City’s Local Biodiversity Strategy is almost complete. The Local Biodiversity Strategy aims to identify significant natural areas and determine methods to conserve them for the long term. The project has involved an extensive community consolation process, a desktop study and natural area training for Aboriginal Rangers.
Desk top surveying revealed that there are approximately 3338 biological species in the Karratha municipality, with 88 of those are found nowhere else in the world!
These results, combined with community values identified during public consultation, revealed that approximately 71 sites need on ground assessment. These sites will be assessed for disturbance factors such as weeds, rubbish dumping, feral animals and illegal off-road vehicle tracks.