Current Regional Asset Register | Current Regional Potential Projects listThe Rangelands region of Western Australia is home to areas of unsurpassed natural beauty, spectacular landscapes and immense diversity, and is recognised globally for its uniqueness. It is home to the gorges of Karijini, the Bungle Bunlges, Shark Bay, the Dampier Peninsula, the Buccaneer Archipelago, the Nullarbor, the wildflower carpets of the Goldfields and countless other inspiring and breathtaking places. These places are valued for various different reasons by locals and visitors alike. Like so many natural areas around the world, many of these places need active management to conserve and protect the very values that make them important to us, hence the development of this Regional Plan.
One of the main deliverables of this plan was the identification of ‘important’ environmental assets in the Rangelands, and the subsequent development of an Asset Register. Important assets are those that have high significance in terms of their ecological, cultural and / or economic value, and have been identified through information sourced from a desktop study of existing plans and documents, and a series of workshops held throughout the region in 2011 (Murchison) and 2012 (all other subregions).
The Asset Register is ‘live’ in the sense that assets can be nominated for inclusion at any time using the Asset Nomination Form. It’s not an exhaustive list of every environmental asset in the Rangelands, nor is it intended to be, rather it’s a list of the things that previous studies, technical experts and local communities have identified as being important.
Currently, there are 396 assets on the register for the whole region, including such things as offshore islands, highly productive land systems, threatened species, rivers, wetlands, underground aquifers. The region-wide Asset Register can be accessed using the links above or alternatively, each subregional subset can be accessed from the relevant subregion menus.
The ‘Potential Projects‘ list is a subset of the Asset Register containing assets that are of high significance and threat, for which there is a strong likelihood of being able to address the threats at the scale required to make a real difference, and for which all the relevant partners who would need to come on board in a project are either already engaged or also see this asset as a priority, so would be easy to engage. These assets are solid candidates for further investigation, and the possible development of projects. Again, use the links above to access the Potential Projects list for the entire region, or go to the relevant subregion menu to access the subregional subset.
A note about assets in the Asset Register: Assets nominated via the desktop study have not been filtered yet.