Strategic Report Card 2015 - 2018

SO 01 Healthy Environments - To deliver NRM programs that protect and enhance the Wheatbelt environment.
Outcome Target Target Total Year 1 % Complete
Water quality and ecological function is improved for Wheatbelt waterways 100km of waterways with improved management by 2018 100 145.7 145.70
500ha of riparian zones under improved management by 2018 500 3308.58 661.72
50 farmers adopting improve nutrient management by 2018 50 24 48.00
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Active management of native vegetation is increased  4000ha of native vegetation actively managed by 2018 4000 16442 411.05
 4 projects in the Great Western Woodlands  by 2018 4 0 0
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The connectivity of perennial vegetation systems is improved 500 km of landscape connectivity  achieved by 2018 500 0 0
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Community participation in Wheatbelt NRM programs to improve biodiversity conservation is increased. 500 members of the community actively participating in biodiversity conservation  by 2018 500 418 83.6
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Knowledge base for ecosystems management in the Wheatbelt is improved through relationships with scientific organisations. 20 partnerships with scientific organisations to improve knowledge for ecosystems management by 2018 20 1 5
SO 02 Sustainable Industry and Livelihoods - Supporting industry practice for the sustainable use of natural resources
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Increased uptake of sustainable water use and energy production is delivering environmental, social and economic outcomes for the Wheatbelt.
(aligned with Wheatbelt Development Commission)
By 2018 4 partnership projects developed to deliver water reuse or alternative energy production outcomes 4 0 0
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Increased uptake of perennial vegetation activities delivering environmental, social and economic outcomes for the Wheatbelt. By 2018 500 ha of production based perennial vegetation is established 500 289.2 57.84
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Increased uptake of farming practices that improve chemical use efficiency and soil health. By 2018 400 farmers will adopt management practices that improve chemical use efficiency and soil health 400 69 17.25
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Community participation in Wheatbelt NRM’s programs to improve the sustainability of agriculture is increased By 2108 1000 people will participate in sustainable agriculture activities 1000 1242 124.2
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Partnerships with the mining industry are delivering environmental benefits to the Wheatbelt community. By 2108 2 partnerships established with mining industry 2 1 50
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Knowledge base for sustainable agricultural land management systems in the Wheatbelt is improved through relationships with scientific organisations. By 2018 establish 20 partnerships with scientific organisations to improve our understanding of sustainable agricultural land management systems in the Wheatbelt 20 2 10
SO 03 Productive relationships - Ensure Wheatbelt NRM has a strong relationship with its community
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The number of Wheatbelt community actively improving their environment through Wheatbelt NRM’s programs is increased By 2018, 25% (11000) Wheatbelt community members are active in NRM 11000 1876 17.0545455
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To ensure the Wheatbelt community have access to NRM information  Wheatbelt NRM Inc delivering and provide access to NRM information to 10,000 people monthly  1 4 100
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To increase Wheatbelt NRM’s market penetration into the community by providing NRM opportunities for households. 3 NRM initiatives targeted at households by 2018 3 0 0
SO 04 Productive relationships - Support Aboriginal participation in NRM
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Projects that engage the Aboriginal community to improve the environment of the Wheatbelt are supported. By 2018, 6 projects that engage the Aboriginal community in improvement to places of cultural significance are supported 6 3 50.00
  By 2018, 3 Aboriginal groups are supported to deliver projects that improve the regional environment 3 0 0.00
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Aboriginal employment at Wheatbelt NRM is increased By 2018, 3 ranger teams are active and working on country doing NRM 3 1 33.33
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To engage with and learn from the Wheatbelt Aboriginal community By 2018, 5 resources that explore Aboriginal Traditional NRM Knowledge are developed 5 4 80
  By 2018, 4 projects that actively demonstrate traditional NRM knowledge on country are supported 4 3 75
SO 05 Productive relationships - Grow the connection our youth have with the Wheatbelt Environment
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Youth participation in Wheatbelt NRM’s programs to improve the environment is increased By 2018, 10 Wheatbelt schools are engaged with Wheatbelt NRM to deliver local NRM activities to their students 10 23 230
500 youths under 35 actively participate in NRM in the region by 2018 500 296 59.2
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Wheatbelt Environment knowledge tools are developed that target youth. By 2018, 15 local environmental resources are developed that target youths 15 5 33.33
SO 06 Productive relationships - Actively Input to Government policy that shapes natural resource management for the benefit of the Wheatbelt
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Influence National NRM government policy  By 2018 have evidence of at least 3 instances of Australian Government officials seeking our opinion or referencing our work in relation to their policy or processes. 3 5 166.67
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Influence State NRM government policy  By 2018 have evidence of at least 3 instances of State Government officials seeking our opinion or referencing our work in relation to their policy or processes 3 4 133.333333
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The Regional NRM Strategy is influencing regional level government policy.  By 2018 increase the number of Local Government “Community Strategic Plans” that acknowledge the Regional NRM Strategy 3 3 100.00
By 2018 have evidence of at least 3 Regional initiatives from NRM Agencies that have made use of the Regional NRM Strategy 3 1 33.3333333
By 2018 investment achieved in a partnership that delivers on the linked strategies in the Wheatbelt Blue Print and the Regional NRM Strategy. 1 1 100
SO 07 Organisational Excellence - Implement an adaptive management framework to deliver the Regional NRM Strategy
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Stakeholders are aware of achievement against the Regional NRM Strategy, particularly trends in the Thresholds of Potential Concern. Annual reports of resource condition relating to TPCs are completed and presented at the AGM 1 1 100
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Regional NRM strategy is continuously updated through an adaptive management process By 2018, implement an adaptive management process and re-evaluate the Regional NRM strategy annually 1 0 0
SO 08 Organisational Excellence - Secure funding and new business opportunities to deliver environmental solutions to the Wheatbelt
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Increased funding provides opportunities to deliver the 3 Year Plan of Wheatbelt NRM 655K is in Boards discretionary fund by June 30 2018 655000 619,014 94.5059542
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Diversified funding for NRM increases the organisations financial sustainability Revenue Development Plan delivering multiple income streams is Updated and an action plan implemented annually 1 1 100
SO 09 Organisational Excellence - Ensure Wheatbelt NRM has a strong governance framework supported by efficient and effective business systems and processes
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Wheatbelt NRM is recognised as an organisation of employee and Director choice 6 monthly staff satisfaction survey achieves a score of 3 or better 1 1 100
Each Director’s nominations process is able to fill all vacancies 1 1 100
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Continuous improvement in organisational performance achieved through governance, planning and implementation processes Increase the overall score on the Australian Government’s Governance Audit 1 0 0