This ‘3 Year Plan’ presents strategic direction to ensure Wheatbelt NRM effectively responds to national, state and regional NRM needs. This will be achieved by engaging our community to actively support and progress our strategic objectives. This ‘3 Year Plan’ is supported each year by an Operations Plan that sets out how resources will be allocated and utilised in progressing the strategic objectives in this document.
The Wheatbelt Regional NRM Strategy guides NRM investment priorities within the region. The regional community provided important guidance to the development of the strategy, which reflects their values and understanding of the environment they live in and know.
Australia has an incredible diversity of bird species, with 898 recorded, including vagrants or accidental visitors and introduced species. Of this total, Western Australia has 550 species, 17 of which are found only in Western Australia. The Avon River Basin has a remarkable 224 recorded species - over 25 percent of the national total.
The calendar is produced in conjunction with the Noongar Elders Advisory Group and celebrates the Dreamtime. With 7 original traditional artworks of local Dreamtime stories and totems, it brings together some of the stories the Noongar community of this region have shared with us. Get your copy and find out about the Crow, Mulka's Cave, the Wargal and much more.
Did you know the Wheatbelt is smack in the middle of the South West Australia International Biodiversity Hotspot? It is recognised due to the high number of native species, the uniqueness of our natural environment and the increasing threats that impact on the future of these species.
Our natural resources are everywhere – in our waterways, our soils, our bush, our farms, our culture and our communities. Our annual calendar explores the abundance of magnificent natural resources that the Wheatbelt has to offer.