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

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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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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

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

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.

1 month ago

Tree planting and revegetation
This project would involve planting native trees on farms, along river banks and on household verges. The NRM would work with local farmers to identify areas that can be revegetated to not hinder agricultural production while providing maximum environmental benefit. The most appropriate species for revegetation would be identified based on location and native wildlife.
Revegetation will benefit the region in many different ways by:
• Increasing soil sequestration and carbon storage
• Providing a habitat for native species
• Helping decrease salinity in water...

1 month 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...

2 months ago

Volunteer community groups could, together with Indigenous and Local Government involvement, implement other projects with WNRM, aimed at the repair and preservation of fauna and flora along our waterways at minimal cost to WNRM. These improvements could also lead to known Aboriginal camping grounds and reserves, of years gone by, being recognised by the development of walk trails through the Avon River foreshore reserves.

2 months ago

Entering Wubin, from the north on the Great Northern Highway, there is a drain (which takes away the water from the town area and directs it into the bush) on the railway side that is full of Lovegrass and is a complete mess (a real disgrace). It would be great to have it tidied up and given some TLC so that it creates an attractive entrance environment to the town. A brook could be created from this drainage area (in a rockery- type fashion) to meander underneath the Wubin-Mullewa Road and across to Gunyidi-Wubin Road and appropriate native species planted to beautify the area.

2 months ago

Aboriginal youth engagement in NRM activities

The Wheatbelt NRM Elders Advisory Group would like to see a focus on projects that engage Aboriginal youth in NRM activities and training that lead to a career pathway in caring for country. We see Aboriginal youth losing their connection to country and culture and we believe that an opportunity exists in NRM to help guide these young people into careers that help them care for their land, increase ecological knowledge and gain skills and training in caring for country.

1 month ago

A total farm mapping project, where the farm is mapped for differing soil and geographical characteristics. Experts then work with the grower to develop a plan for the whole farm system, identifying areas for biological mitigation, mechanical mitigation and alternative plantings for forage or other uses aimed at increasing soil health and profitability.

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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