Shire of Toodyay

Environment

For the Shire of Toodyay’s main Environment page please click here  

The Shire of Toodyay employs an Environmental Officer to help manage the Shire’s environmental resources. If you have any questions, queries or feedback please contact the Environmental Officer on - eo@toodyay.wa.gov.au or 9574 2258 

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Community Groups

Whilst agriculture is the predominant industry in the Shire of Toodyay, the Shire retains approximately 50% of its native vegetation.  The Avon Valley National Park and a great number of reserves provide ample opportunities for the public to appreciate the native flora and fauna.  To learn more about where to view wildflowers please contact the Toodyay Visitor Centre.

The Shire of Toodyay has an active environmental community with many groups aiming to better the environment:

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Tree and Understorey Scheme

The Toodyay Seed Orchard Group is a sub group of Toodyay Friends of the River.  The Toodyay Seed Orchard Group operates the Tree and Understorey Scheme which provides local and regional native plants for individual landholders and community groups to undertake revegetation projects within the Shire of Toodyay.

For further information please email bethanlloyd_8@msn.com

Application Forms can be downloaded by clicking here

The Shire of Toodyay is located within the Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management area. For information on regional NRM issues contact http://www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au/

Wheatbelt NRM

Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management Incorporated (Wheatbelt NRM) is an independent community-based organisation involved with natural resource management (NRM) endeavours within the Avon River Basin. The organisation operates from its Northam office, Western Australia, and exists as the second largest of the six NRM regional organisations in the state, with responsibility for the 12,000,000 hectares of the Avon River basin.

Natural Resource Management (NRM) is the sustainable management of Australia’s natural resources (our land, water, marine and biological systems). NRM is vital to ensure our ongoing social, economic and environmental wellbeing.

More than just planting trees…

Our natural resources are everywhere. They are in our bush, around our coast, along our rivers, on our farms and in our cities and towns. In essence our natural resources are our water, soil, plants and animals. Importantly, people are a resource too – our farmers, our landowners and our rural and urban communities. Natural resource management is about taking care of these natural resources, with a particular focus on how the management affects the quality of life for both present and future generations. Building strong, vibrant and resilient communities is one of the aims encompassed by Natural Resource Management and recognises that we need sustainable profitable farms for these communities to continue, especially in rural areas such as the Wheatbelt.

For more information please visit Wheatbelt NRM's website http://www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au/toodyay

 

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