WA’s Regional Drought Resilience Planning (RDRP) program was recently recognised in the Future Drought Fund Annual Report for its diverse consultation process!
Consultation for this project was wide spread, and included local governments, First Nations people, community service organisations, NRM, technical experts, farming groups and agriculture representative bodies.
The WA RDRP, a partnership between the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Mid West Development Commission, NACC NRM, Wheatbelt Development Commission and Great Southern Development Commission, is up for an Institute of Public Administration Australia Achievement Award, which you can read more about here.
The Achievement Awards offer a total of 20 awards. Ten open to individuals and ten best practice awards for organisations. The WA RDRP was nominated within the category of Moore Australia (WA) Award for Best Practice in Collaboration Between Government and any other Organisation (NFPs, Private, Corporate etc.)
While the RDRP did not take out the win this time, we were happy to see Beachlands Primary School win for their Wajarri Language Program, representing Geraldton and the wider Northern Agricultural Region.
Phoebe Royce – Communications Officer
Title Photo: IPAA