23rd July, 2020
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Event Length
1.5 Hours
Online via Zoom

Join us for the second forum of the newly established WA Coastal & Marine Community Network (WA CMCN), an evolving collaboration and movement. The WA CMCN was established at WA’s NRM and Coastal Conference in October 2019, where participants working on and for the coast (e.g. community groups, NRM agencies, local government and research organisations) voted to establish a network that could deliver positive outcomes by connecting across sectors and regions to address issues of import. The forum will provide an update on the networks growth and support, and will set clear directions moving forward.

This online Forum will be facilitated by a collaboration of Perth Natural Resource Management (Perth NRM), the Australian Coastal Society (ACS) WA Chapter, South West and Peel Coastal Management Group (CoastSWaP), the Department of Transport (DoT) and the University of Western Australia on behalf of the network. These parties have been supported by many others, you will learn about this network’s evolution and growth during the Forum.

ACS WA, CoastSWaP & Perth NRM – Facilitators:

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr

Dr Carmen Elrick-Barr, a human geographer with over 15 years’ experience working in the academic and private sectors. She currently holds two research fellow positions relating to coastal governance and coastal and marine resource management. Carmen has worked for international development agencies and national and municipal governments in the Pacific, South-east Asia, Australia and Europe on coastal climate change issues. She is the state rep for Western Australian branch of the Australian Coastal Society.

Joanne Ludbrook

Joanne Ludbrook, a passionate coastal volunteer and practitioner. Joanne is a Project Coordinator for the South West and Peel Coastal Management Group and Woolkabunning Kiaka Inc. She is also the Coastal Adaptation Coordinator for the Peron Naturaliste Partnership and has various coastal volunteer roles including the Vice Chairperson of Australian Coastal Society.

Hannah Gulliver

Hannah Gulliver, an avid coastal advocate and beach lover who works to protect and restore the Perth Metro coastline as a Coastal and Marine Manager for Perth NRM. Hannah believes in community connection as a  key driver in conservation action, and strives to strengthen this connection through education, awareness raising and on- ground opportunities. She is also co-director of Eco Action, a Fremantle based environmental education organisation, and sits on a number of community committees.

Ralph Talbot-Smith

Ralph is the Manager Cartographic Services at Department of Transport Fremantle. He is the State representative on the National AusSeabed Steering Committee. With 40 years of experience in Land and Seabed Mapping which spans such organisations as Defence, Business, Engineering, and Multiple Government departments. Extensive experience in Land Tenure, Environmental, Geological, Engineering sub-surface, Design, Aerial Photography, Photogrammetry, Cartography and Marine Sub-Sea mapping. Combined experience provides a well-rounded understanding of all aspects of mapping and charting in Australia’s Land and Marine environments.

Louise Duxbury

Louise is a sustainability practitioner and facilitator with 30 years experience in leadership development and implementation of sustainability and environmental initiatives.  Louise is part time Executive officer for WA Landcare Network, the founder of Green Skills Inc. and a Director of Gondwana Link Ltd.



This event will be hosted online by Perth NRM.