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.
It’s coming to one of the critical times of year when lambs are dropping and ewes need high nutrition to produce good milk to get the little fellas fat. However, recent rains have washed out a lot of nutrition in the crop stubbles and weeds need to be sprayed out ready for crops leaving very little feed for livestock. Hello Autumn Feed Gap!
Rob Sawyer’s farm in Dalwallinu, WA was experiencing a loss of crop productivity due to subsoil acidity. Wheatbelt NRM helped Rob by providing funding to conduct soil testing to depth in his paddocks along with expert technical support. Previously only topsoil had been tested on the property.
Damien and Vanessa Leeson’s farm in Goomalling, WA needed help with its sandy, water repellent soils which were reducing their crop production. These soils are common in the Wheatbelt and are a major concern for many growers in the region.