Wilson Inlet Nutrient Reduction Action Plan
 

Resources for landowners

The action plan and its background research has indicated that much of the nutrients entering the inlet come from agricultural sources. These include grazing, dairy, horticulture and plantation forestry.

The project partners are committed to helping landowners undertaking these activities to reduce their impact. The Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee and the Department of Agriculture and Food WA are particularly committed to this.

They are there to help you maintain, and even increase, the economic and future viability of your farm in ways that meet the environmental responsibility that is needed to save our waterways and land.

The links to the right will lead you to advice and financial assistance that can be your next step to environmentally friendly farming.

This assistance is underpinned with financial assistance through SCRIPT funding to help make the changes feasible.

Restoring the catchment to its pre-European state is simply not an option. Instead we need to alter our the way we work and interact with the land to minimise the impact on our soils and waterways. It is crucial to make these changes in a way that does not reduce the economic viability of the area.

Realistically we must also look to the future and ensure our farming and industry is based on practices that are sustainable. If we don't make these changes it may not only be our environment that suffers, but also our businesses and way of life.

What can we do for you?
Establishing Perennials - Pasture and crops

Creating Stream/Drain Buffers

Protecting Creeks and Bushland

Soil Testing and fertiliser improvements

Financial assistance

The Wilson Inlet Nutrient Reduction Action Plan (WINRAP) is coordinated by the by the Wilson Inlet Catchment Committee and Department of Water. The project is funded by South Coast Natural Resource Management Group Inc through the Australian and State Government support of the Natural Heritage Trust and National Action Plan.

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