This ‘3 Year Plan’ presents strategic direction to ensure Wheatbelt NRM effectively responds to national, state and regional NRM needs. This will be achieved by engaging our community to actively support and progress our strategic objectives. This ‘3 Year Plan’ is supported each year by an Operations Plan that sets out how resources will be allocated and utilised in progressing the strategic objectives in this document.
The Wheatbelt Regional NRM Strategy guides NRM investment priorities within the region. The regional community provided important guidance to the development of the strategy, which reflects their values and understanding of the environment they live in and know.
Australia has an incredible diversity of bird species, with 898 recorded, including vagrants or accidental visitors and introduced species. Of this total, Western Australia has 550 species, 17 of which are found only in Western Australia. The Avon River Basin has a remarkable 224 recorded species - over 25 percent of the national total.
Following feedback delivered through the Western Australian Livestock Research Council (WALRC), Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) has been made aware of a serious issue across southern Western Australia, concerning the spread of Red Leaf Subclover Syndrome.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Barnaby Joyce, called for applications for the competitive $50 million Smart Farms Small Grants, through the National Landcare Program, which opened on 24 October 2017.
Over 50 excited women from all over the Wheatbelt and beyond, came together in Goomalling for a truly magnificent day, filled with a perfect mix of inspiration and laughter, enjoying and learning from a diverse group of speakers devoured with gourmet food and champagne.