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.
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 – https://haveyoursay.agriculture.gov.au/future-drought-fund
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
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.