Naydeene and Summer at the Margaret RiverPhoto: SWCC
2014 South West CelebrationPhoto: SWCC
Landcare Officers at the Wagin WoolaramaPhoto: SWCC
Possum Picnic in BusseltonPhoto: SWCC
Bush medicine workshopPhoto: SWCC
Black Cockatoo Friday in NarroginPhoto: SWCC
Corporate VolunteeringPhoto: South32
NRM MusterPhoto: SWCC
Home River Ocean autumn campaignPhoto: SWCC

Our Community Engagement Team

Our team is dedicated to making links between our South West communities and the environment! Please get in touch with us to see what we have been up to lately and how you can get involved.

Nerilee Boshammer: Community Engagement Program Manager, Dunsborough office, 0448 939 300, nerilee.boshammer@swccnrm.org.au

Sarah Molloy: Communications & Engagement Manager (Mon-Tues), Dunsborough office, (08) 9781 3112, sarah.molloy@swccnrm.org.au

Sharon Upston: Communications & Engagement Manager (Mon-Wed), Bunbury Office,(08) 9724 2421, sharon.upston@swccnrm.org.au

Monica Durcan: Regional Landcare Facilitator (Tues-Fri), Dunsborough office, (08) 9781 3118, monica.durcan@swccnrm.org.au

Naydeene Edwards: Cultural Connections Trainee, Bunbury office, (08) 9724 2468, naydeene.edwards@swccnrm.org.au

“I was born and raised in Port Hedland on Kariyarra Country, but I am a proud Ngoonooru Wadjari woman, and cultural heritage is with Yamatji Country, Meekatharra.

I have more than 20 years of experience working for the Department of Housing, helping Aboriginal people from communities across Western Australia to build capacity and resilience.

This year has been an exciting year to have been given an opportunity to work in the NRM sector. I have met so many passionate people who share the same goals of working and connecting with the land. looking after country is a important part of our culture. SWCC has given me this great opportunity to share my cultural knowledge of land conservation and management.

I’m looking forward to connecting more with the Noongar Nation and the South West community and working in collaboration to build partnerships and awareness of how important connection to land is. Our connection is part of an ancient history and identity of balance, rejuvenation and sustainability and it provides us what we need in life. Its a great time to be involved with the NRM sector, with new and exciting times ahead.”

Summer Bennell: Cultural Connections Trainee, Bunbury office, (08) 9724 2418, summer.bennell@swccnrm.org.au

“I am a Noongar girl, born and raised in Bunbury.

I graduated year 12 in 2011 and commenced an apprenticeship at Centrelink. After 4 years I decided I wanted to do something new.

I have grown up with a huge respect for our South West environment. Doing this traineeship with SWCC has been a huge eye opener, and I now know where I belong.

I love attending TAFE doing Cert III in CLM and every day I learn something new, and every day I become more passionate. I want to help get Noongar people engaged in land management and help them get that sense of pride and connection back that once was.

After this traineeship I hope I can take my new found skills and tools and do what’s in my power to turn this beautiful land into what was and if not better.”




Nerilee Boshammer
Ph: 08 9781 3111