Implementing the Plan

Implementing the Plan

This plan aims to provide clear direction to Rangelands NRM regarding future investment in asset-based projects. The maintenance of existing partnerships and building of relationships with new partners and collaborators is vital to our ability to achieve our organisational goal of facilitating “…the management of natural assets to support environmentally, socially and economically enriched communities within the WA Rangelands”, especially in the context of constantly changing political, social and economic environments, and a changing climate.

This Regional Plan will:

Support the local community

Community engagement and capacity building will always remain a key component of the activities both undertaken and supported by Rangelands NRM – we are vitally aware that strong engagement and collaboration with local people is a key to the success of any natural resource management project. While this Plan is asset-based and has a natural bias towards assets of high significance, high threat and high likelihood of success, we recognise that communities whose local priorities are not aligned with assets on their subregion's Prospective Projects List or Operational Focus Areas will still require ongoing encouragement and support. It should be noted that often it is the smaller, local scale assets or projects that have the strongest technical feasibility, and as such, these may be just as likely as larger scale, more widely recognised assets to be taken to the project development stage.  

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Schematic plan for implementing the plan

Encourage the intergration of NRM and Indigeous Planning

Rangelands NRM highly values indigenous land management planning and on-ground action. We acknowledge that much planning has been and is being done throughout our region, and that there are a variety of
Healthy Country Plans and other plans, either private or publicly available, to help prioritise and guide the management of our natural resources. We are committed to working with indigenous groups and
organisations to achieve our common goal of supporting and encourageing the sustainable use of our natural resources and it is our intention, when developing projects or assisting others to develop projects, that indigeous planning is integrated into the project development process so
that we can collaborate on areas of common ground.

Encourage strong government collaboration

Since its inception, Rangelands NRM has worked towards building effective and productive relationships with numerous government agencies. Many of our goals and objectives are aligned with those of state and federal agencies, and many of the assets on our new Asset Register are also known or identified agency priorities. As such, the benefits of strong collaboration are obvious and we look forward to continuing to work closely with our government partners to develop and deliver projects.

Assist Rangelands NRM to seek funding to implement projects

Step 2 of the INFFER™ process has been used in the development of this Plan to identify natural assets that are strong candidates for investment (i.e. those that are of high significance and high threat, that we can set SMART goals for, and that have a high likelihood of success in terms of us having the technical capability to address threats at the scale required and in terms of gaining the necessary land manager support and government/organisational support). From here, projects can be developed using INFFER™ Step 3. (the Project Assessment Form), in which solid business cases for investment in specific projects are developed. Rangelands NRM will actively seek funding both from government and non-government sources to implement any projects taken to the development stage. These projects, if funded, will contribute to our achievement of the third of our stated 'Key Functions', which is to "Coordinate the securing of regional investment – identifying and facilitating partnering opportunities in bringing together the funds and other resources needed to invest in the preservation and recovery of the prioritised natural assets.