The Implementation Plan

The Implementation Plan

The two-year Implementation Plan outlines the delivery of the Strategy. The Plan is in two sections. Firstly, the Current Actions detail a broad range of activities contributing to the Strategic Objectives of the Strategy. Secondly, the Plan details the Priorities for Action. The Swan NRM Committee identified fifteen Priorities for Action to address critical challenges in the region. Each priority action offers a focal point for collective effort and future investment. The Strategy’s Implementation Plan has been developed in collaboration with Swan NRM Committee members and critical stakeholders.

Implementation Plan 2018 – 2020

The implementation planning process addresses the biggest issues facing NRM in the Region, whether it be legislation through to priority planting locations.


Priorities for Action – Overview

Priority Action One

Stakeholders will collaborate to explore alternative funding models and approaches to increase funding for natural resource management and incentivise investment by using economic evaluation principles.

Two Years – Visions of Success

Stakeholders are collaboratively exploring the adoption of alternative funding models and approaches for increasing funding to natural resource management activities within the Swan Region.

Stakeholders are considering or adopting environmental accounting tools and models to inform and attract natural resource
management investment.

Priority Action Two

The Swan NRM Committee and other stakeholders strengthen their approach to work collaboratively to identify and develop coordinated responses to threats affecting the regional natural resources.

Two Years – Visions of Success

The Swan NRM Committee has an approach to identify and develop coordinated responses to threats affecting the regional natural resources. Working groups of the Committee examine and develop actions to address critical issues facing the region.

The Swan NRM Committee and the regional model support stakeholders to discuss and pursue cross-boundary issues, develop coordinated responses, and align strategic projects with impetus on local government.


Priority Action Three

The Swan NRM Committee develops a Swan Region Ecological Resilience project or program to encouraging multi-stakeholder involvement and empowering the community in landscape scale conservation.

Two Years – Visions of Success

The stakeholder of the Region are collaborating to deliver:

Ecosystem restoration: the development and refinement of techniques that will support the successful restoration and/or translocation of key ecological communities and species within the Perth urban environment

Green infrastructure and urban forest: optimising the ecosystem services, including biodiversity values, of green infrastructure development in Perth.

Threat management: the prioritisation of conservation management actions to address key threats to remaining intact ecological communities and species within the Perth urban environment

The wider public are aware of the significance of ecosystem resilience and:

Local governments implement sound environmental and biodiversity strategies and promote active citizenry in their delivery

Individuals and businesses are taking action to be more sustainable and reduce their ecological footprint

Aboriginal people are participating in natural resource management

Priority Action Four

The private and public sectors work together to explore the application of new initiatives to incentivise businesses to improve environmental performance and promote market equitability.

Two Years – Visions of Success

Businesses and Industry, in collaboration with other stakeholders, have identified opportunities to improve environmental performance by:

Working with regulators and community to identify key environmental issues effected by business and industry practices

Develop industry-led environmental certification and accreditation schemes to address environmental issues, improve economic
performances of business, and promote equitable market practices

Local government build capacity of delivery of environmental responsible practice by:

Encouraging local businesses to implement best environmental practices and standards through communication, education,
monitoring and enforcement of environmental regulations and approval conditions

Collaborating with regulators and industry leaders on projects or programs to manage cross regional environmental issues (i.e.
sedimentation, urban heat, biosecurity, etc.)

Priority Action Five

Stakeholders collaborate with the Noongar Community to lead, participate, and consult on land and cultural heritage management within the Swan Region.

Two Years – Visions of Success

Businesses, community groups and organisations collaborate to enhance Aboriginal participation and empowerment within NRM by:

Incorporating Aboriginal cultural heritage values and traditional ecological knowledge into natural resource management policy and

Implementing Mentored Aboriginal Training and Employment Schemes (MATES) across the NRM sector to provide clear career
pathways for Aboriginal people in NRM

Adopting mechanism to connect Noongar Elders and Noongar community leaders with natural resource managers and engage on
specific activities and deliver practical management outcomes


Priority Action Six

The Swan NRM Committee and relevant stakeholders develop a Regional Research Plan to identify knowledge gaps and prioritise research not articulated in current research plans or strategies.

Two Years – Visions of Success

Stakeholders of the region have improved oversight on natural resource conditions and trends by:

Fostering an integrated approach with a clearer focus on collaborative opportunities and achieving multiple benefits for the limited resources available

Developing an approach to collate and communicate resource condition information for the region.

Reviewing and compiling existing asset and risk information to support effective decision making

Develop regional research priorities that target critical NRM knowledge gaps based on condition information