Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change



In 2014-15, SWCC reviewed and released its new South West Regional NRM Strategy as an interactive and online interface that incorporates climate change data and continued consultation with the community.

This web-based Strategy is the culmination of two years’ hard work through the Regional NRM Planning for Climate Change project and is available at

The Strategy website is a living entity that will be updated regularly and used to engage with and inform the community about the unique and diverse natural assets of the Region, as well as the work that is being done to protect and restore them.

The website includes interactive spatial maps that allow users to explore priority assets and provide feedback to enable SWCC and its stakeholders to better prioritise and collaboratively plan for the future.

Climate change will be one of the most significant impacts to natural assets in the South West Region in the future and, along with other key regional threats, is incorporated into the website and will be used to inform future directions and management actions.

To follow on from the 14 consultation workshops held across the Region in 2013-2014, a wide range of stakeholder consultation has also occurred in 2014-15 through technical working groups, semi-structured interviews with 13 Aboriginal community members, ongoing discussion and feedback from sub-regional partners, technical advice and reports from the Centre for Excellence in NRM, Ecotones, Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO, and on-going discussions with other Regional NRM groups.

The website will be used on an ongoing basis to engage with and inform the community, and influence the work that is being done on the ground.
SWCC will continue to encourage the community and our other stakeholders to further explore and interact with the Strategy website and provide stories and information that will assist everyone to care for the South West NRM Region.


Contributing to the South West Regional NRM Strategy website is easy! You can do so simply by telling your stories, your observations of change over time, providing photos, maps and other data. Find out more at:

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