We are a sustainability organisation with a focus on environment, both within our agriculture sector and as a growing city.
Our Vision is:
that the natural environment is protected and enhanced for the benefit of the community.
Our purpose is to:
- Protect and enhance our natural resources
- Promote and support sustainable agriculture
- Promote and support environmentally sustainable living
As a non-profit organisation we work for the Perth community to lead a collaborative and integrated approach to natural resource management. Our work preserves and improves our natural surroundings with consideration to its interactive role in supporting our quality of life for both present and future generations.
We develop and manage projects, events, as well as building support through collaborative networks, corporate volunteering, grants, sponsorship and fundraising.
Through natural resource management, we contribute to the ongoing social, economic and environmental well-being of the Perth region – and work to promote long term outcomes in relation to the quality and quantity of our water resources, the health of our coastal environment, the value and abundance of our biodiversity, the preservation of our cultural heritage and the sustainability of our agricultural practices.
An important aspect of this is our custodianship of the Swan Region Strategy for NRM; a publicly recognised regional strategy that guides investment into natural resource management. And the Food Future Plan which proposes pathways to achieving sustainably produced secure food for the future.
We are part of a state wide network of NRM organisations that have worked together for more than ten years and manage funded programs at a regional level as part of the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme.
Perth NRM embraces a set of values that are to be reflected in our day to day actions and how we treat others. These values underpin all of our activities and provide guiding principles for Perth NRM’s Code of Conduct:
Integrity: Act in a professional, ethical, honest and consistent manner.
Respect: Value others and act in consideration for others.
Equity: Ensure fairness, justice and equal access for all.
Accountability: Operate within standards and accept moral responsibility for actions and outcomes.
Responsiveness: Anticipate and meet the needs of others and be adpative to changing needs and external influences.
Collaboration: Be inclusive and supportive, communicate openly and seek shared opportunities and outcomes.