Current Projects

01 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Caring For Our Country 
Community Action Grants (Federal Government) $18,865.00 (GST Inclusive)

This project; Engaging & Increasing the Participation of Young Farmers in Sustainable NRM will take a group of 18-35 year old farmers on a 3 day tour. They will work with other Community organisations to encourage the participation and engagement of the next generation of landholders in sustainable farming practices and NRM.

01 July 2012 to 30 June 2013
Caring For Our Country Business Plan 4 (Federal Government) $60,000 (GST Exclusive)

This project "Increasing adoption of reduced cropping traffic in the broad-acre industry in WA" was submitted by NACC. For the North Stirlings Pallinup region it will include 0.2FTE, to help re-write the Tramline Farming manual. Other targets will include extension material along with 2 workshops in our region.

July 2011 to December 2012 (10044)
State NRM Program (State Government) $48,900 GST Exclusive

Greening Tributaries of the Pallinup River and promoting landcare in the North Stirlings Pallinup region aims to protect, conserve and enhance tributaries connected to the Pallinup River, the main waterway of the North Stirlings Pallinup region. The project will fence and protect 12km of waterway and revegetate 15ha with local native species. The project will assist the Ongerup Primary school in recovering a degraded water system by providing support and 2ha of seed and seedlings to revegetate the site.

Interpretative signage developed in consultation with local community groups will help to raise awareness of the importance of protecting our key natural asset, the Pallinup River. The signs will include three large signs for each of the 3 towns, Gnowangerup, Borden and Ongerup and include smaller signage for all tributaries on sealed roads. The signs will help to provide awareness of our river systems and showcase the great land care work that has been undertaken by the communities.

March 2012 to December 2013 (11047)
State NRM Program (State Government) $43,100 GST Exclusive

Linking bush reserves to enhance habitat for Malleefowl and other threatened species in the Monjebup Catchment aims to provide protection via fencing and remnant vegetation east of Borden. Fencing will assist in establishing corridors between the Monjebup Road reserve and 800ha of naturally occurring bushland. Fencing will also work to remove outside disturbances hindering any chance of rehabilitation and enhance the natural biodiversity. 12km of fencing and 4ha of revegetation will be undertaken through this project.

01 November 2010 to 30 June 2013 (10SC-C76)
Caring for our Country (Federal Government) $204,722.00 GST Exclusive

Project funding was sourced by South Coast NRM and disseminated throughout the regions. North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources focus is on the continuation of those projects begun under the previous funding round (see above) and also to work with the community to improve soil management.

Under this project the NSPNR will undertake the establishment of a Green Manuring Trial Site ($13,500.00). This site will commence during the 2011 seeding season and utilise field peas and several methods of renovation cropping. For further information click here.

Over the next three years this project will also complete the following works totalling $70,344.00; perennial establishment (277ha), fencing (15.5km), revegetation (29ha) soil ameliorants (100ha).

However the significant reduction in project funding this round means NSPNR employee hours will be reduced to 0.6 FTE. The position of Natural Resources Management Officer will be offered in a job share capacity and as such will continue to employ two locals to an amount of $93,672.00.

01 July 2011 to 30 June 2013 (11SC-C105)
Caring for our Country (Federal Government) $172,345 GST Exclusive

Improving Soil health and Connectivity in the North Stirlings will enable the community to improve landscape connectivity in a productive farming environment and help develop best practice in soil health management. It will improve ecological connectivity by building on existing native vegetation and establishing new linkages, informed by regional planning documents. The project will apply conservation practices on land shared with biodiversity assets such as remnant and riparian vegetation, wetlands and river systems.

On ground work to the value of $83,000 will include 25km of fencing, 15ha of revegetation and 110ha of previously treated bridal creeper will be monitored to ensure success. While vehicle expenses $16,000, 0.4FTE $62,645 and advertising, operational costs, field days and administration $9,600 make up the remainder.

July 1 2012 to July 1 2015
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Federal Government) Biodiversity Fund $1,209,100.00 GST Exclusive

NSPNR are excited to announce the recent approval of the ‘Enhancing Biodiversity & Revolutionising Revegetation techniques’ project totalling 1.2million over 3 years. Funded through the Biodiversity fund under the Australian Government’s Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.

NSPNR collaborated with the Gillamii group in Cranbrook, UWA and SCNRM to develop the projects concept which will now get on ground 150km of fencing and 655ha of revegetation. The project will design and build a triple row one pass precision seeding machine allowing for better resource use efficiency and biodiversity outcomes especially on non-moisture holding, nutrient poor deep sands and gravels.

The revegetation will look into developing pure biodiverse stands, biodiverse sandalwood stands and fodder stands and allow for reflection using survey work to look upon past revegetation activities to gain insight into how the sites are functioning, what we learnt to use for future revegetation and what species have naturally colonised.

The project will also develop a much needed Conservation Action Plan to identify the threats and assets of the area and help to attract further funding in the future. Local revegetation guides will provide confidence and autonomy for sub-regional NRM groups and community members to design their own revegetation.

The project will also explore marketing options available for the carbon that has been sequestered through the project to provide information to landholders on marketing strategies and information that is available to them.

July 1 2012 to July 1 2017
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Federal Government) Biodiversity Fund $314,444.00 GST Exclusive

Restoring Gondwana: Revegetating and protecting the Fitzgerald macro corridor is a South Coast NRM project valued at $4,606,500 and will be shared throughout the region. In the North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources area the project will complete 45km of fencing $108,000, 45ha Revegetation $ 108,750 and will employ a project officer 0.2FTE, vehicle costs and promotion $95,694.

The SW Botanical Province of WA is a biodiversity hotspot and is exceptionally biodiverse. The Forest-Fitzgerald macro corridor project delivers on ground outcomes and strategically builds on previous investment within Gondwana Link. This collaborative project rebuilds structure and connectivity of ecosystems by restoring native vegetation and by protecting remnant vegetation. It also manages threats to biodiversity.

01 June 2012 to 30 June 2013
Southern Incentives Round 2 (South Coast NRM) $6,000 GST Exclusive

The site for this project “Green Corridors, from the Stirling Range to the Pallinup River” is located in the Gondwana to Fitz corridor and aims to build on reconnecting areas of land through 2.5km of protection fencing allowing the existing native vegetation to flourish undisturbed.

01 June 2012 to 30 June 2013
Southern Incentives Round 2 (South Coast NRM) $3,360 GST Exclusive

Located North East of Ongerup the project “Protection Fencing for Remnant Vegetation in the Upper Gairdner Catchment” will protect 39ha of virgin bushland by erecting 1.4km of protection fencing.

Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities (Federal Government) Grants to Voluntary Environment, Sustainability and Heritage Organisations (GVESHO) Program $2,500 GST Exclusive

To assist with the running cost of the Pallinup Landcare and the Wages of North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources Administration Officer. The application lodged requested $35,000 over 3 years but the funding was so over subscribed we received $2,500 for one year.

Past Projects

01 July 2011 to 30 June 2012
Shire of Gnowangerup $12,000.00 GST Exclusive

Funding from the Shire of Gnowangerup currently enables North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources to retain the services of a part-time Administration and Finance officer for the Pallinup Landcare Office. This valued assistance from the shire ensures the long-term viability of North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources and their ability to offer excellent assistance for all landholders throughout the Shire and NSPNR areas.

01 October 2009 to 30 June 2011 (09SC-C13)
Caring for our Country (Federal Government) $264,156.00 GST Exclusive

Project funding was sourced by South Coast NRM and disseminated throughout the regions. North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources targeted the use of on-ground works, education and training to mitigate wind erosion and raise the profile of biodiversity issues within the region.

During the life of the project NSPNR has undertaken and completed the following on-ground work; fencing (10kms), revegetation (35ha) perennial establishment (216ha), soil ameliorants (67ha) and weed treatment specifically targeting Bridal Creeper (250ha) for which we received $82,312.00.

Funding totalling $122,028.00 was also made available to employ 0.8 FTE to monitor and manage the project allowing our organisation to employ three local employees for the duration of the project to fulfil the requirements of Natural Resources Management Officer position. A budget allocation for field days, vehicle costs, auditing, advertising, communication and administration (costs only, not wages) was also provided in this project amounting to $59,816.00.

01 March 2011 to 31 October 2011 (SFRERDGR-18)
Southern Fund $2,000.00 GST Exclusive

Project funds assisted North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources to attain a quality guest speaker for our Sustainable Living Expo held in September 2011.

01 July 2010 to 30 June 2011
Shire of Gnowangerup $10,000.00 GST Exclusive

Funding from the Shire of Gnowangerup currently enables North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources to retain the services of a part-time Administration and Finance officer for the Pallinup Landcare Office. This valued assistance from the shire ensures the long-term viability of North Stirlings Pallinup Natural Resources and their ability to offer excellent assistance for all landholders throughout the Shire and NSPNR areas.

01 November 2010 to 31 March 2012
Increasing Saltland Pastures Adoption Gillamii Centre $26,820.00

A project which sees NSPNR partner with the Gillamii Centre, based in Cranbrook. Several landholders in the Shire of Gnowangerup are involved in a $13,275.00 project which uses perennial establishment to reduce the effects of salinity. This project also supports the employment of an NRM Officer position one day per week at a total cost of $13,545.00