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
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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A two fold idea that helps to reduce the maze and complexities of bureaucracy... Nature Play Activities
A two fold idea of Play based nature activities to connect with young peop... Bring back the Avon River to Health
I would like to see a project which attempts to bring the Avon ... Community gardens and vegetating public spaces
Create community vegetable gardens involving schools... Household gardening and verge vegetation
Encourage households to have their own gardens. Continue ... Feral pest control
Continue the Red Card feral pest management program. Try to prevent development ... Farm Sustainability
Understand how the changing climate will impact local farmers in the near futur... Waste management- Improve recycling
Investigate the recycling programs current in the area and the... Waterway protection program
This project would involve protecting the Avon River and its subsidiari... Tree planting and revegetation
This project would involve planting native trees on farms, along riv... CITIZEN SCIENCE - I believe that WNRM has a role to play in the encouragement of citizen science. T... A total farm mapping project, where the farm is mapped for differing soil and geographical character... Aboriginal youth engagement in NRM activities
The Wheatbelt NRM Elders Advisory Group would like ... Entering Wubin, from the north on the Great Northern Highway, there is a drain (which takes away the... Education of Roadside aka Verge vegetation. For too long there have been far too many trees shrubs a... Volunteer community groups could, together with Indigenous and Local Government involvement, impleme... Saving and Protecting Native Bees
Pollination is an essential element to growing food and sustain... Further emphasis on engagement with Noongar people in land-use and sustainable food production using... Wheatbelt NRM Noongar Budjar Rangers – recruitment and communications Scope
“Aboriginal peopl... Using landscape scale planning and targeted landholder engagement to improve the range extent and po... Improving the ability of native species to thrive in and move across the fragmented landscape of the... Farm Sustainability/Production - Nutrient Management
2The provision of skills and knowledge to gr... Farm Sustainability/Production - Trials & Demonstrations
On-farm trial and demonstration projects... Farm Sustainability/Production - Mixed Farming
What on-farm changes are required to improve produ...
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
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
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...