2017 in review
Perth NRM has had a year of great environmental and agricultural outcomes, effective consultation with stakeholders for Phase two of the National Landcare Program, and we have also undergone a number of changes.
Our program delivery teams have had an extremely busy year, facilitating an impressive number of targeted events with our project delivery partners. These events have been well attended and have attracted a lot of new (to NRM) stakeholders.
Another very pleasing outcome for Perth NRM has been the result of the Australian Government Performance Framework for Regional NRM Organisations Audit, where we achieved 20/20 for the expected practices across five performance expectations. Not only does this result provide our stakeholders with confidence that we are operating at a high standard of compliance and performance, it means we have reduced detail and frequency of reporting.
Though NLP1 will continue throughout the 2017/18 financial year, we have had some input into phase two of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program (NLP2) and look forward to working with stakeholders in the Swan region to shape what opportunities NLP2 offers.
Perth NRM undertook a big change to finish the financial year, by relocating from its long time Midland office to co-locate with the WA Farmers Federation in Belmont. The new office location provides good public transport options, cost-sharing with WA Farmers Federation and great project partnership opportunities for the Sustainable Agriculture team.
I would like to thank all of the Perth NRM staff for their professionalism and hard work in meeting the challenges and changes that program delivery provides, while identifying and realising opportunities as they arise and I look forward to working with this great team in the future.