The future of Community Based NRM – an open session with the Conservation Council of WA
Since its inception during the Hawke era LandCare, or more broadly Natural Resource Management, has seen many changes in response to shifts in Commonwealth and State Government approaches. Today the sector is generally operating with a dwindling volunteer base, driven mostly by social and economic factors, and with declining resources due to its ongoing dependence on government funding. The roles of the different NRM levels within the overall structure(local, regional, state and national) continues to be a source of tension played out in the balance between strategic priorities and local on-ground interests.
NRM policy is an issue being considered in the lead up to the March 2017 WA State election and it is important that a wide cross-section of people engaged with it the can be heard. As a contribution to that process the Conservation Council (WA) has selected the 'Future of Community- Based NRM for its upcoming 'Environmental Matters' Forum.
Date: 28 November 2016
Location: City West Lotteries House Conference Room (7) 2 Delhi St, WEST PERTH
Time: 5:30-7:30 PM
- Pat Hart - Western Australian LandCare Network
- Bill Hollingworth - NRM WA (woo hoo – go for it Bill!)
- TBA - Liberal / National Goverment Representative
- Chris Tallentire - Shadow Minister for the Environment & Climate Change