The following was copied from an email – please excuse the layout issues. Follow the links if you want to have YOUR say.


A Collective Voice for Community Landcare in WA 

Have your say on environmental matters

There is currently a raft of government public consultation processes on environmental issues which affect the future of landcare in Western Australia.

Key consultation processes include:
  • Climate Change Issues Paper – Submissions close 29 November 2019
  • Good Pastoral Land Management Guidelines – Submissions close 30 November 2019
  • Draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan – Submissions close 13 December 2019
  • Western Australia’s Native Vegetation – Submission close 10 February 2020
WALN urges its members and the wider landcare community to have your say to improve environmental management policy and procedures in Western Australia. 

Climate Change Issues Paper 
Submissions close 29 November 2019

The State Government is calling for submissions on its Climate Change Issues Paper by 29 November 2019.

Feedback is being sought on the issues and questions outlined in the Climate Change in Western Australia – Issues Paper. The paper outlines the key issues facing Western Australia in the transition to a resilient, low?carbon economy. 

This is an opportunity to let the State Government know your views and to contribute to the shaping of WA’s policy on climate change and support development of a long?term vision for Western Australia.

Visit to learn more and make a submission by 29 November 2019. 

Draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan 
Submissions close 13 December 2019

The Australian Government is seeking public comment on its Draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan to guide funding decisions for the projects and activities of the Future Drought Fund.
The Future Drought Fund will support drought resilience measures and has the potenial to provide significant funding to the landcare sector over the coming 4 years. 
The Draft Drought Resilience Funding Plan is currently available and can be downloaded here –

The Draft Plan includes $100m per year from July 2020 to support initiatives that strengthen the drought resilience of Australian farm businesses and communities.

Natural resource management practices that build resilience and make farm systems more sustainable are identified in the plan and include: ·

  • increasing soil carbon, ground cover and building feed reserves
  • controlling feral animals
  • increasing water use efficiency 
  • reducing loss of pasture during dry times 
  • protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services 
  • planning for risks associated with drought

Visit to learn more and make a submission by 13 December 2019. 


Good Pastoral Land Management Guidelines
Submissions close 30 November 2019

The State Government has recently announced its proposed Pastoral Lands Reform package of legislative, regulatory and administrative measures that focus on improving the land condition of the pastoral estate, fostering best-practice land management, and encouraging development and diversification.

Pastoral Lands Reform will:

  • encourage good land management;
  • provide clear standards for land condition;
  • improve land monitoring, compliance and support;
  • support pastoralists to demonstrate best-practice land management;
  • reward good practice; and
  • improve land administration
The Pastoral Lands Board is currently seeking community comment on Draft Good Pastoral Land Management Guidelines, which provide practical advice to pastoralists on good land management to assist in maintaining a profitable and ecologically sustainable pastoral business. 


Water issues

We have received the following invitation from the Chair of FRAGYLE – a group devoted to preserving the Yalgorup environment. The aquifer under Lake Clifton and Herron is probably connected to others in the general area such as Preston Beach and Myalup but last time I checked there was not a lot of information so this could be a good time to find out more.
FRAGYLE are hosting a meeting with the Department of water regarding the underground aquifer, our water supply here at Preston Beach – and yours at Lake Clifton? – and the threats of climate change and development proposals.
It is an open meeting and we would love to invite all people in Lake Clifton who are interested in the Lakes, the Ecosystem, the aquifer and the water supply for the future. We are concerned about Doyle’s quarry proposal and its potential affect on the Lake system – and the area – and the extraction for agriculture at the southern end of Lake Preston.
If any of your people have any questions they are most welcome to come and ask them.