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The South West Celebration is an annual event that acknowledges, reflects and most importantly
celebrates the achievements of the South West NRM and Landcare sectors.

It recognises the efforts of the tireless community volunteers and hardworking industry
professionals who dedicate themselves to protecting and caring for our environment and supporting
farmers to be both profitable and sustainable.

In 2017, more than 90 delegates travelled from across the region – from Dumbelyung in the East to
Walpole in the South – to attend the annual South West Celebration at the Collie Ridge Motel.
Dignitaries included Alannah MacTiernan, Minister for Agriculture and Food, and Mick Murray,
Member for Collie-Preston.

Themed What’s next for NRM in the South West?, the two-day event featured an interesting
conference-style program with well-regarded guest speakers including Adrian Ward from the
Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists and quality professional development and networking

Field trips to Honeymoon Pool and Potters Gorge, in the Wellington National Park, gave attendees a
chance to get out into the great outdoors and experience the beauty of the Collie River Valley region
first hand. While a cultural walking tour with Troy Bennell, from Ngalang Wongi Aboriginal Cultural
Tours, provided an opportunity for attendees to learn more about local Noongar culture.

An event highlight was the on Country information session with South West Aboriginal Land and Sea
Council CEO Wayne Nannup about the progress of the historic South West Noongar Native Title

Key Outcomes:

  • The 2017 South West Celebration attracted 98 attendees, over two days, from 51 different
    organisations including NRM and Landcare professionals, state and local government,
    community groups, landholders, traditional owners, private industry and NGOs.
  • The 2017 South West Celebration Evaluation Survey indicated 64% of survey respondents
    rated the overall quality of the 2017 South West Celebration as ‘great’, while a further 35%
    said it was ‘fantastic’.
  • The 2017 South West Celebration Evaluation Survey indicated 95% of survey respondents
    rated the organisation and management of the 2017 South West Celebration as either
    ‘great’ or ‘fantastic’.
  • The 2017 South West Celebration Evaluation Survey indicated 100% of survey respondents
    said their expectations were met at the 2017 South West Celebration.

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