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Opportunity for Wheatbelt to Have Impact on State Soil Health Strategy

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Sustainable Industries

Do you want to provide your input to WA’s soil health response for the next decade?

DPIRD and the Soil and Land Conservation Council are seeking feedback on the draft Western Australian Soil Health Strategy, which was prepared using input from more than 400 public contributions across the agricultural and environmental sectors.

The Strategy will establish key goals and principles and direct State Government policy for the management of WA’s soils over a 10-year period until 2031.

It recognises that “the continued prosperity of Western Australia’s natural environment and primary industries depends on the health of our soils and increasingly on community and market expectations for their sustainable management.”

Comments are being sought through an online survey, and can be submitted by members of the public until 5pm, March 19, 2021.

Wheatbelt NRM operations manager Rebecca Palumbo said the organisation is pleased the Government strategy aligns with one of Wheatbelt NRM’s key objectives.

“The Regional NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin has a Strategic Objective to “Support agricultural industry innovation targeting efficiency in chemical use and improved soil health”,” she said.

“We are pleased that the principles and actions proposed in the Draft State Soil Health Strategy align with our regional objectives.”

Stakeholders in the Wheatbelt region can provide feedback of their own and get in touch with Wheatbelt NRM to provide feedback in our submission to the Soil Health Strategy.

Read the draft strategy here.

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