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.
Noongar Budjar Ranger Tommy Garlett jumped at the opportunity to share his stories about Ballardong country with a group of interested people from the Wheatbelt Development Commission and DPIRD including Minister Alannah McTiernan at a meeting at Burlong Pool.
Wheatbelt NRM proudly supports the Statewide Red Card for Rabbits and Foxes program - a community based feral animal control program with almost 1000 people across south west WA participating in autumn 2020 culling over 6000 pest animals.
Regenerative agriculture is the current buzz word is agriculture and supporters claim these practices build resilience to climate change, increase farm profitability and improve the health benefit of the food produced.
Not long after Graeme and Judy Garlick purchased this property at Pingrup, a friend, Anne Rick, who is a local botanist approached Judy and told her that there was a rare species of Acacia (Acacia lanuginophylla) on their newly acquired land.
Kelly and Justin Mann form Beverley are part of our Australian Government Mixed Farming project that is working with farmers to plan for improved ground cover outcomes that not only seeks to improve soil health will make life easier for farmers to manage the summer feed gap.