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South West Celebration
16 November, 2017 - 17 November, 2017
Day One – Thursday, 16 November 2017
10.30am – 5.30pm
Noongar Native Title Settlement
Travel to Honeymoon Pool, in the Wellington National Park, for a special on Country information session about the South West Native Title Settlement from South West Aboriginal Land and Sea Council, CEO, Wayne Nannup. This historic settlement involves more than 30,000 Noongar people and 200,000 square kilometres of land.
Cultural Walking Tour
Join us for a unique on Country cultural experience with Noongar guides around picturesque Honeymoon Pool, afternoon tea will follow.
South West Celebration Gala Dinner – Thursday, 16 November 2017
Pre-dinner drinks from 6.30pm
Join community, business and political leaders from across the South West for an enjoyable evening at The Ridge restaurant from 6.30pm. Hosted by the Member for Collie-Preston the Hon. Mick Murray the South West Celebration Gala Dinner will also be our opportunity to farewell long-standing and well-respected South West Catchments Council, Board Member, Bernie Masters.
Day Two – Friday, 17 November 2017
8.30am – 4pm
Bring Your Own Bike (BYOB) trail ride – starts at 6am
Get on ‘yer bike and join us for a guided, early morning mountain bike ride along the Munda Biddi Trail. First time bikers, with a moderate level of fitness are welcome BUT you must bring your own well-serviced, in good-condition mountain bike with a spare tyre tube and pump. Later in the day we’ll be joined by representatives from WestCycle and TrackCare to discuss ways to make the most of Western Australia’s world class tracks and trails.
Must-know marketing tips and tricks
They’re the brains behind WA Potatoes latest marketing campaign Todatoes. They kick-started the conversation about Golden Eggs new cage-free product offerings. They are all about fresh baked ideas that help other businesses grow. They are Breadbox Marketing & PR and we’ll hear from, Chief Operating Officer, Joe Bovell about what the NRM and landcare sectors need to do to survive, thrive and adapt in a changing funding environment.
Regional Round Up
We’ve revamped our Regional Round Up session format with a Shark Tank-style pitch fest. Each session (there are two) will comprise of eight short and snappy presentations that celebrate your landcare or NRM group’s biggest win this year! This is your chance to tell us all about it! Prizes will be up for grabs for the best pitch.
Next Gen of NRM
Find out how we can encourage, educate and empower tomorrow’s carers for and protectors of the environment! We’ll learn more about what it takes to inspire tomorrow’s environmental leaders.
Black Diamond Pit Lake
Once an open-pit coal mine, Black Diamond Pit Lake is one of a few historic abandoned mine projects across WA, the Department of Mines, Industry Regulations and Safety (DMIRS) is working on to improve community safety. We’ll travel out to the site view rehabilitation efforts first hand.