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The Bilya Walk Track is Open

Management Committee

These are our Committee Members for 2023-2024


Check out our Draft 2024 Calendar


To celebrate the Toodyay Friends of the River '30TH ANNIVERSARY'and the completion of the WEST TOODYAY WANDER a barbecue will be held on Sunday 26th May 2024. CLICK TO SEE DETAILS.

R.S.V.P. HERE for catering

Waterways Wisdom Forum

Below: Some of the 45 attendees at the recent TFOR Forum, held at the Recreation Centre on 9th March.


Photo: Nikki Palmer

Gonneville Project

The EPA has ruled that there will be a Public Environmental Review (PER) of the Gonneville Proposal. This will give the maximum level of scrutiny to the proposal. The EPA received 743 submissions; of which 708 asked for a Public Environmental Review.
The reasons given for the decision were:

Potential significant effects:
There are potential impacts on: air quality from emissions during the construction and operation; greenhouse gas emissions due to the potential to exceed 100,000 tCO2-e per annum; flora and vegetation from clearing and disturbance, introduction of weeds, disease and pests, and ongoing operation; terrestrial fauna from the clearing or modification of habitat; landforms from disturbance of the Quindalup Dune System; terrestrial environmental quality from disturbance of soil structure, acid sulfate soils; inland waters from changes to hydrological processes; and social surroundings from disturbance of Aboriginal cultural heritage places and values, and potential impacts to amenity and recreational use.
Preliminary key environmental factors:
Air quality, greenhouse gas emissions, flora and vegetation, terrestrial fauna, landforms, terrestrial environmental quality, inland waters, social surroundings.
TFOR have been concerned about the impacts on waterways (inland waters) - particularly the Avon and Swan Rivers directly downstream of the proposal. Hopefully those concerns will be addressed during the PER.

Latest Biddip Newsletter

View the December 2023 Biddip (1.6MB). This is the Friends newsletter, published three times a year.

The list of articles published from 1999 to December 2023 is updated regularly.

Wheatbelt NRM Newsletters

Wheatbelt NRM is the sponsor of our Biddip Newsletter. They also produce a regular Newsletter you can view on line (including back issues)

The Toodyay Naturalist' Club (TNC) has produced a comemorative book titled A guide to exploring Toodyay... naturally. Available from the club for $27 plus P&P. Email their Secretary for details.
TFOR is a Supporter Member of Toodyay Tidy Towns; they are on Facebook at


Updated 25th April 2024