We are an independent, community-based organisation that provides leadership in the management of natural resources of the Avon River Basin region.
We aim for the sustainable use and enjoyment of the unique natural resources of the Wheatbelt.
Our vision of a vibrant Wheatbelt community creating healthy environments and livelihoods is driven by our commitment to developing a legacy of purpose and passion.
We are committed to our objectives of community action, healthy environments, enterprise growth and an aboriginal community that is connected to country.
We inspire our community to take positive action to improve our environmental, social, cultural and industrial practices. We do this by building knowledge and enhancing collaboration through cooperative partnerships with industry, government and community.
Our focus on a long term commitment to community action comes from acknowledging the large degree to which the Avon River Basin landscape has been altered. System-wide, positive change can only be achieved by activating the resources of the wider community.
With so much of the remaining natural environment of the Avon River Basin in private ownership, we work directly with community to create lasting change that achieves a resilient environment. Our community values their diverse landscape and seeks to improve the unique natural and agricultural assets of the region. We explore solutions through research and innovation to build resilience to a changing climate.
Connection to Country
The Noongar are the Aboriginal people of the Avon River Basin with, as their ancestors described, a close affinity and relationship with their Country since the time of the Dreaming.
We work in partnership to strengthen the relationship between people and country. We support the aspirations of all people to respect and understand Noongar culture and have a greater attachment to the land (Budjar) to create a positive and sustainable future for all.
Our focus on enterprise growth is driven by our commitment to community action. We strive for continuous improvement so that we can provide Wheatbelt communities with opportunities that enhance positive environmental and community outcomes.
Supporting the vision is our 2021-24 mission statement: Lead positive change in natural resource management through the creation of respectful partnerships, innovation and community action.