NRM Regional Strategy
In 2015 the Regional NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin was published. This Strategy was developed over three years of intensive engagement with our regional community, industry groups, Government agencies and the science community, not just in the NRM sector but in all sectors with investment in the success of the Wheatbelt region.
The review of the Regional NRM Strategy incorporates principles of resilience and adaptive management in considering the environmental, socio-economic and political landscape influencing NRM within the Wheatbelt region.
The aim of the Regional NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin is to guide NRM investment priorities within the region. If all stakeholders undertaking NRM action in the region contribute to the achievement of these priorities we will be best placed to achieve our vision of:
“A healthy environment that has a viable agricultural industry and retains a strong sense of place.”
The regional community provided important guidance to the development of the strategy, which reflects their values and understanding of the environment they live and work in.
We understand that the challenges facing the Wheatbelt environment are so complex and widespread that it is only with community action that we will achieve impact.
A Way Forward
Achieving future significant and lasting outcomes in NRM and building on the successes of the past decades of investment and planning will require the following fundamentals to be in place:
- A Shared Vision – allowing everybody to work together to achieve common goals and aspirations.
- Technical Capacity - a solid scientific understanding of what needs to be done to achieve goals and objectives.
- Human Capacity - the skills and people-power required to achieve the shared vision(s) through applying scientific knowledge and appropriate land management practice.
- Capital Investment - the financial capacity to implement changes essential to achieving the stated goals and objectives.
Whilst we have been working toward achieving these elements, there remains much to be done in achieving a whole-of-community response to the challenges of NRM within the Avon region.
If you would like to provide feedback or contact us about the strategy please visit the NRM Strategy website