Knowledge, Research & Adaptive Management
Timely access to information and analysis relating to natural assets is essential for decision making, program design and implementation.
Leadership, Coordination & Governance
Leadership is about having a vision and understanding how every decision, action and investment impacts on our natural resource base. Governance and coordination support leadership by building a framework for collaboration across stakeholder groups.
Asset Protection & Sustainable Use
Asset protection and sustainable use is about ensuring our current management practices do not jeopardise the ability of future generations to enjoy and benefit from the region’s natural assets.
Awareness, Participation & Capacity Building
As the custodians of the natural environment, we all have a role to play in ensuring they are protected for the benefit and enjoyment of future generations.
Community NRM Groups coordinate on-ground action and involvement at the local level often acting as the voice for the environment. The general public can contribute to natural resource management through their everyday actions and supporting NRM groups.
All three levels of government (local, state and federal) play a critical role in the management of natural resources at the regional level.
Educators & Researchers
Primary and secondary schools provide an opportunity to reconnect young people to our natural environment. Tertiary and research institutions are centres of innovation and critical thinking relating to NRM issues.
Business & Industry
There are a significant number of business and industry organisations that have a major stake in the management of the natural resources in the Region, including agriculture, fisheries, forestry, tourism and hospitality.
The water assets of the Swan Region includes waterways, wetlands and groundwater resources.
For the purpose of this Strategy, air is defined as the surrounding outside air that is found within the Swan Region.
The land assets of the Swan Region include productive agricultural land, soil, mineral and forestry resources, and conservation areas.
Coastal & Marine
The Swan Region's diverse and productive marine waters and pristine beaches have a wealth of natural assets that are highly valued by the community.
The Traditional Owners of the Swan Region are the Whadjuk People of the Noongar Nation, who have lived on and had a cultural connection to the booja (land) for over 40,000 years.
The Swan Region is part of an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot, with more than 2,200 species of plants and a diverse array of frogs, reptiles, birds and mammals.