E-News Issue 174

Join the NRM tent at the Dowerin Field Days!

 27th & 28th August 2014

Wheatbelt NRM will again be participating in the 2014 Dowerin GWN Field Days and have space available for potential stallholders.
As a valued subscriber of Wheatbelt NRM we would like to offer you a place in the NRM Supertent to promote your organisation, project or environmental work. 
Wheatbelt NRM has covered the cost associated with site administration, marquee, program advertisement and attractions such as native animal displays. As such we are providing this opportunity to community groups and others at a significantly discounted price.

This year, the tent will be filled with lots of interactive displays, a wealth of information for the community and landholders as well as plenty for the kids! We are hoping that you will join us in making this year the most exciting yet!

We are offering the following:

  • 3m x 3m booths - (1 spot left) for $330 ($180 for Wheatbelt NRM Organisational Members)
  • 2m x 2m booths - (2 spots left) for $220 ($120 for Wheatbelt NRM Organisational Members)

Each booth includes:

  • 1 x Trestle table
  • 2 x Chairs
  • 1 x Pin-up Board
Please confirm your booth with Di Robinson by Friday 8th of August on 9670 3107 or email

Have your say on the National Landcare Program

Attend a community consultation session

Landcare is a large and important programme, but there is scope for improvement and an opportunity to deliver efficiencies. The Australian Government is hitting the road to talk to Australian communities about the National Landcare Programme.

From 4 August, they’ll be hosting community information sessions in every capital city and ten regional centres, talking about the opportunities available through the National Landcare Programme and how people can get involved.

Sessions in WA are:

Broome - Tuesday 12 August, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mercure Hotel, Weld Street, Broome

Perth - Wednesday 6 August, 9:30am - 11:30am
Wollaston Conference Centre, 5 Wollaston Road, Mt Claremont

Albany - Thursday 7 August, 9:30am - 11:30am
University of Western Australia, Science Building, 35 Stirling Terrace, Albany
Go to:  to register to attend one of the sessions.
Board Nominations open now - visit our website for more info

National Landcare Program Senate Inquiry

On 26 June 2014 the Senate referred the following matter for inquiry and report by 29 October 2014: The history, effectiveness, performance and future of the National Landcare Program.

You are invited to provide a written submission addressing the issues that may be of relevance to you.

Information relating to the Senate committee inquiries, and notes to assist in the preparation of submissions can be found here

Submissions close on 8 August 2014

2014 National Landcare People’s Choice Award

Have your say by voting for the nomination you believe represents the most outstanding contributions to Landcare. 

Our own staff member Greg Warburton is nominated for the Australian Government Individual Landcarer Award, and we encourage everyone to cast their vote!

Click here to vote

Seedlings allocated!

Wheatbelt NRM recently offered seedlings to landholders for the 2014 National Tree Planting Day on the 27th of July. 

We would like to thank everyone for their interest and notify that we have now allocated all seedlings.


Wheatbelt NRM has grants available for community groups to purchase equipment that will help their organisation grow and become more sustainable.

Grants are available up to a maximum of $1000
Consumable items such as seedlings as well as items such as fencing or herbicides are ineligible.

This grant is for items that will benefit the operations of your group for the long term.
Enquiries to Jacquie Lucas, on 9670 3113 or email
Application forms and more information is available here

Applications close Friday 22nd August 2014.
Upcoming Events

Official Opening of the Granite Way
Featuring the Kwolyin free camp.

WHEN:  11AM, Tuesday, 2nd September
VENUE:  Kwolyin Camp, Kwolyin.
RSVP: Thursday, 28th August to Stephen Fry, Shire of Bruce Rock
Phone: 90611677, 0409703251

Click here to download the invitation
Click here to download the pamphlet

Being a Better Boss - Part 1: Managing People (HR)

Merredin - Weds 10 September

Quairading - Thurs 11 September

The workshop runs from 8.45am – 3pm.

A one day interactive workshop helping growers manage a key component of their farm business – their team.

Click here to download the flyer
Click here to register
Featured Publications

Wheatbelt NRM Winter Newsletter

  • Integrated Native Forage Shrub Systems
  • How much carbon can be stored in salt tolerant trees and shrubs?
  • Red Card For Rabbits and Foxes
  • The Bilby
  • Leigh Whisson Wheatbelt NRM’s Regional Landcare Facilitator
  • Are we changing the identity of the Avon River Basin?
  • Habitat Connectivity 
  • NRM Online Knowledge Hub
Click here to download

The Shire of Dumbleyung & The Shire of Kent: Natural Resource Management & Landcare News.

Welcome to the first joint NRM/Landcare newsletter between the Shires of Kent and Dumbleyung! With the recent appointments of Claudia (Dumbleyung) and Paul (Kent) the region is once again able to progress environmental sustainable development projects and policies.

Click here to download
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