Welcome to WheatbeltNRM's "Your Say: Shaping NRM in the Wheatbelt" online forum.
This is a place for community members to provide valuable input into plans that will help shape a better WheatbeltNRM for everyone.

Your Say: Shaping NRM in the Wheatbelt

Forum closing on 01 December 2017 / 11:59 PM (14 days left)

Wheatbelt NRM wants you to submit an idea, or vote on others, to help prioritise how funding should be spent on the waterways, bushland, farms and towns in the Wheatbelt.

We believe the community is best placed to inform management of their natural resources. We want to hear what measures you think will best determine its management over the next 5 years.

Wheatbelt NRM worked with community to develop a strategy for our natural resources, and we have been working with community in achieving that for over 20 years.

Our previous efforts have sought to address the following issues:

  • Biodiversity & Vegetation Decline
  • Biosecurity & Feral Management
  • Climate & Weather Concerns
  • Environmental Pollution & Recycling
  • Farm Sustainability/Production
  • Soil Resource Health
  • Water Conservation & Supply
  • Waterways Degradation & Management

We encourage you to visit our NRM Strategy for the Avon River Basin, view our past projects and have YOUR SAY BELOW -  is there is something we need to add? Does the whole approach need a re-think? What have we learnt? How would you create a vibrant environment and livelihood in the Avon River Basin?


 

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2 weeks ago

Require an on-going program similar to previous program( we have been the recipient of fencing funding) to isolate remnant bush from production areas. The results over several years has shown a reduction in invasive weeds (ice plant especially) in bushland due to no soil disturbance by stock and regeneration of native plant species most spectacularly areas of broom bush. As part of this program wildlife corridors should be a consideration

3 weeks ago

Bureaucracy Busters

A two fold idea that helps to reduce the maze and complexities of bureaucracy for our community members on the front line (our community who want to receive grants/ accreditation to take on NRM work in the Wheatbelt);
While maintaining the strong rigor and governance standards needed for the Commonwealth in the back line (Wheatbelt NRM).

Improved contracting/ accreditation experience for our community members, and increased uptake of contracts through streamlined function.

3 weeks ago

Nature Play Activities

A two fold idea of Play based nature activities to connect with young people and their carers/educators on the value of our Wheatbelt Natural environment through fun, creative, and empowering activities in nature.

These activities help to improve the long term engagement and value set of the Wheatbelt natural environment through generational value change. Young people and their educators exploring together. Additionally, the natural environment also provides benefit to children through development of their capacities for creativity, problem solving and as well as physica...

1 month ago

Bring back the Avon River to Health
I would like to see a project which attempts to bring the Avon River back to health for the benefit of the community (recreation) and biodiversity. High inflow of nutrients off the land/town are clearly having an adverse impact along the river length. I would like to see a partnership with business and community to take ownership to improve the quality of the river, working with farmers and other land owners along the river to make sure that they have best practices in place in regard to nutrient runoff and riparian zone work.

1 month ago

Community gardens and vegetating public spaces
Create community vegetable gardens involving schools, clubs and businesses. This project would also involve investigating places to plan more trees or gardens in public spaces,, and how to involve the community in doing so.

1 month ago

Household gardening and verge vegetation
Encourage households to have their own gardens. Continue giving ou free seedlings, but extend to households. Hold community events on household gardening. Highlight the rold individual households can have by creating gardens and more vegetation - habitats, soil erosion, harmful runoff, lower temperatures (albedo) etc.

1 month ago

Feral pest control
Continue the Red Card feral pest management program. Try to prevent development in areas of high biodiversity (laws- avocation?)

1 month ago

Farm Sustainability
Understand how the changing climate will impact local farmers in the near future. Help farmers understand how they need to adapt to the climate. Include soil sequestration? Reveg etc
Productivity and environmental protection- need integration
- Include as a part of ‘Mixed farming’ idea on the have your say website currently

1 month ago

Waste management- Improve recycling
Investigate the recycling programs current in the area and the effectiveness of them. Research what management options could be undertaken to improve recycling in the region. This would include a mixture of both new infrastructure and further education for communities and schools. The implementation of recycling competitions to encourage more sustainable domestic waste management. Work with local governments to improve infrastructure and community education on how and what to recycle. Investigate the viability of a town-wide compost programs for use on community ...

1 month ago

Waterway protection program
This project would involve protecting the Avon River and its subsidiaries. This would involve maintaining the riparian vegetation and revegetating the banks of the river. By doing this, the vegetation can act as a filter for runoff, preventing harmful contaminants from reaching the river. The prevention of eutrophication is essential for environmental health. This project would involve community planting events and litter pick up along river banks, and education for communities and schools on the importance of the Avon River for both people and the environment. Regular mo...

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