2018 has been a tumultuous year for Wheatbelt NRM.
It started with uncertainty as we prepared a tender for the new Australian Governments Regional Lands Partnership. We launched the new Ag Trials website and in March held another successful Talkin’ Soil Health conference. Construction started at Lake Yealering and Lake Ewlyamartup as part of the Living Lake project. We launched our wonderful new book – Birds of the Avon River Basin.
We celebrated out 1,000,000th tree planted since 2016. The Noongar Budjar Rangers started work for the Shire of Northam, maintaining the Northam Cemetery. The popular Bat Nights continued to attract families from across the region. We assisted with the release of the new strain of the calicivirus in the Wheatbelt.
We were named as the successful service provider to deliver the Regional Lands Partnership in the Avon River Basin. Once again our tent at the Dowerin Field Day was a hive of activity. We said goodbye to some of our valued colleagues as the reality of our new world resulted in staff moving on.
A new 3 Year Plan that identifies our work with the community was launched. We adopted a new Constitution at our AGM. Debra Rule was appointed as the new Chair for Wheatbelt NRM. We launched our new publication – Balladong Noongar Dictionary. Our new projects supported under the Regional Lands Partnership were underway as agreements were finalised with the Australian Government
It has been a wild ride but we thank our Member Organisations, our Associate members and our partners in the community who enable us to continue our work and strive with us to achieve “A vibrant Wheatbelt community that creates healthy environments and livelihoods.”