Landcare News

The Wagin/Woodanilling Landcare Zone was formed in 1999 based on bio-physical boundaries but offering services to all landholders within the two Shires. It has maintained a close relationship with the South West Catchments Council based in Bunbury, who assists by attracting financial and technical support, as well as coordinating local priorities into a regional strategy.

Since 1999, in excess of $1,500,000 of funding grants has been allocated to projects that improve land and water quality, and environmental benefits across flora and fauna, with total investment exceeding $3,000,000. Works include establishing perennial pastures and crops, surface and groundwater harvesting, biodiversity plantations, community education programs, fauna protection and a scope of works around salinity management on farm.

Currently funding for the environment and sustainable agriculture is in a challenging phase with extremely high levels of competition across all members of the industry. Despite this, we have maintained on-going funded projects each year and continue to support our community in a wide range of activities and services.

Publications Available

Relevant documents produced to address land management issues in the Shire of Wagin include Townsite Groundwater Study, Salinity Management Strategy, Queerfellows Creek Focus Catchment Plan and the Rural Towns Program which addressed townsite salinity issues. We also aided the Shire in the development of a Land & Water Management Strategy and the development of a Weeds Strategy.

We also have a huge library of information available from making your garden frog-friendly to how to maximise saltland pasture production. We consider ourselves as a strong link to networks of agencies, professionals and the right people for natural resource management.

WWLZ produces a monthly e-mail newsletter also with up to date information on funding available, community activities, landcare activities, upcoming events and much more. If you would like to register to receive this newsletter, please contact us via email at: wwlandcare@westnet.com.au