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 opportunities.
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.