We had a fabulous Strategic Planning Day on 21 February.  Following our general meeting, we had a range of excellent guests speak and present to help inform us on their strategic directions, collaborative opportunities and critical issues for the Peel-Harvey.  The PHCC team presented across each of our program areas, summarising the 19 projects we are contracted to deliver over the next 5 years, and what outcomes we are aiming to achieve via these projects.  Our speakers included:

  • Mark Webb, Director General, DBCA – DBCA priorities and collaboration, State NRM Strategy and more
  • Mike Rowe, Director General, DWER – DWER Approach to System Stewardship and Intersection with the PHCC
  • Jeremy Elliott, Director South West Settlement, Department of Lands Heritage – re South West Native Title Settlement update and proposed Internal Regional Agreement (PHCC & DPLH).
  • Angela Elder, Manager, Aboriginal Policy & Co-ordination Unit, Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Dr Richard George, Principal Research Scientist, Biosecurity & Sustainability, Fisheries & Agricultural Resource Management DPIRD  – Water Allocation & Myalup Irrigated Agriculture Precinct  
  • Adrian Parker, Director Economic & Regional Development, Peel Development Commission – Peel Food Zone
  • Professor Giles Hardy, State Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Woodland and Forest Health, Murdoch University – Jarrah Forest State of Health and Future  
  • Nicole Lucas-Smith, Director Strategy at the West Australian Planning Commission on behalf of David Caddy, Chairman, WAPC – Strategic Planning in the Peel-Harvey

In the afternoon we knuckled down to review our Strategic Directions and commence planning for our priority actions across the next 2 years, against our 5 Goals.  See here for our current Strategic Directions.  We hope to have our new “2 year achievements planned” up on our website by June.

Adrian Parker (Peel Development Commission), Richard George (Dept Primary Industries and Regional Development), Steve Fisher (PHCC)
Angela Elder (Premier and Cabinet), Caroline Knight (PHCC), Thelma Crook (PHCC), Jeremy Elliott (Dept Planning Lands and Heritage)
Melanie Durack (PHCC) Mark Webb Director General Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions, Thelma Crook (PHCC)
Mike Rowe (DG, Department of Water and Environmental Regulation), Caroline Knight (PHCC), Mark Webb DG, Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions
Nicole Lucas Smith (Dept Planning Lands and Heritage) and Paddi Creevey (PHCC)
Sue Fyfe (PHCC), Jane Townsend (Harvey River Restoration Taskforce), Giles Hardy (Murdoch University), Bob Pond (Department of Water and Environmental Regulation)
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We acknowledge the Noongar people as Traditional Custodians of this land and pay our respects to all Elders past and present