The 2021 Community Capacity Assessment (2021) has made an auspicious start with two successful workshops inviting volunteers to help shape the Project.
The two workshops were held North and South of the River, bringing together environmental volunteers and stakeholder for a co-design approach that allows community input and ideas to inform the project right from the beginning.
In addition to raising the issues facing Environmental Volunteers, the group also discussed great strategies for solutions and a common vision for the Future of Environmental Volunteering in Perth.
Key topics raised by the group included:
- the need for networking and sharing between Friends of Groups;
- increased coordination between umbrella/peak organisations;
- a better overview of grants;
- centralisation of environmental events communications;
- enhanced connection with people and groups in the community (local aboriginal communities, schools, scouts, sporting clubs etc.); and
- overcoming socio-cultural divides and attracting different generations.
The outcome of this project will help peak groups including Perth NRM, local governments, funding bodies and relevant stakeholders to focus their support, efforts and funding on what the Perth Environmental Community actually needs and wants.
You can also be part of this project and get your thoughts and ideas heard in the Community Capacity in Natural Resource Management (NRM) Online Survey. Please take a few minutes an let us know what you think.
We greatly appreciate your contribution.
For any further questions please get in contact with Raphaela Raaber Perth NRM Community Engagement Project Officer at
This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program.