Rangelands NRM Annual Report 2019 - 2020

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Our region was mandated by the Australian Commonwealth in 1997 and comprises of:

220 million hectares

85% of Western Australia (28% of Australia)

40 Traditional Owners we work directly with

19 Ranger Groups we work directly with

430+ Pastoral Leases

100+ Resource Interests

Front cover photo: Ellah (Year 4, Port Hedland School of the Air) – ‘Mountains in Red’. First Place Overall 2019. Below photo: Casey (Year 5, Meekatharra School of the Air) - ‘Bungarra Track’. 1st Place Upper Primary.


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Impact Investment Model

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Project Delivery

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Chairperson & CEO Report

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Board Attendance

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RANGELANDS NRM A LEADER IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT For over 20 years, Rangelands NRM has delivered more than $70 million in landscape scale sustainable natural resource management (NRM) and environmental outcomes across 220 million hectares, 85% of the West Australian rangelands. Rangelands NRM has strong and well-established relationships with pastoral lessees, landowners, traditional owners, and with industry, mining, government and other community stakeholders. We bring together a collaborative network and work alongside the people in the Western Australian rangelands (the Outback) to improve the capacity to undertake stewardship and management of our natural resources. Managing the scale and diversity of the natural resources in the rangelands demands experience, strategy and coordination. Image: 1st Place Lower Primary Orlaith Year 2 Kimberley School of the Air ‘Watering Hole’

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Rangelands NRM region includes 15,000kms of coastline around WA SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL ASSETS IN THE REGION: UNESCO World Heritage sites Shark Bay Ningaloo Coast Purnululu National Park (Bungle Bungle Range) Murujuga, (Burrup Peninsula) - candidate RAMSAR sites Roebuck Bay 80 Mile Beach Other spectacular natural sites Karijini National Park Great Western Woodlands Dampier Archipelago and surrounds Fitzroy River Rangelands NRM Annual Report 2019/2020

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The Rangelands NRM Impact Investment Model captures our combined experience to guide our processes on all projects and to develop holistic, culturally attuned plans and services generating measurable, and beneficial social, environmental and productivity impacts alongside a financial return for our clients. It ensures identified client outcomes (yellow circles) are central (interchangeable with the bullseye) within our project development and delivery philosophy.

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CHAIRPERSON & CEO REPORT Managing the scale and diversity of the natural resources in the rangelands demands experience, strategy and coordination Our overall performance this year reflects the successful outcome of project delivery and strategically and successfully targeting diversification.

We have achieved this by

capitalising on an exceptional team which are highly skilled and experienced, and this combined with their commitment and accomplishments, continue to be invested in delivering real outcomes in the Rangelands. The global economic, political and COVID-19 pandemic of 2019/20 has been turbulent and is likely to raise challenges for the sector, and the Australian economy generally, over the next few years. The Board is cognisant of the current and expected issues in terms of funding and has concentrated extensively on supporting management in broadening










diversification. In late June 2020, Rangelands NRM established Australian Producers Consortium Pty Ltd (APC) - a wholly owned subsidiary of Rangelands NRM.

APC is a carbon aggregation

entity that will return its profits back into the environment (a social enterprise). APC’s first carbon project is Herd Methodology, a carbon abatement methodology for cattle producers, which has been well received by the Minister for Environment and regional landholders and groups. In addition, we generated substantial fee for service work on Holistic Station Development/Management Plans for pastoral clients. Strategically, we will target substantial growth by the adoption of proactive initiatives, to suitably develop opportunities and capitalise on the strengths of the Board and the Team. In late 2020, Rangelands made a submission to the Federal Government for Culturally Informed Fire (a solution for fire preparedness). This submission included collaboration with 17 NRM’s across 3 States, including 3 State Governments and the Commonwealth Government.

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Notwithstanding the external influences that have impacted the business this year, the financial results for 2019/20 financial year has for the first year on record returned a profit from external fee for service activities, and is a tribute to the commitment and delivery of the Team.

This year’s strong financial performance is complementary to

successes across key environmental, social and corporate governance areas, which is a strong endorsement of both the Board’s and management team’s focus on ensuring Rangelands NRM continues to be a good corporate citizen. We want to convey our appreciation and congratulations to the whole of the Rangelands NRM team, who have delivered an outstanding return, allowing us to maintain our targets of performance as well as the support they extend to our stakeholders. It is only by continuing to grow and reinvent our business to meet changing impacts that we can support our employees, our clients and the communities in which we live and work. We know the importance of establishing a workplace that embraces diversity, is inclusive, and promotes high levels of engagement through respectful and trusting relationships. In 2018 we embarked on, and are still committed to, our cultural transformation journey. The Board and senior leadership team have invested time, energy and resources to ensure we can successfully and sustainably work as ONE in order to achieve a positive impact for our people and our stakeholders. Looking ahead, we remain focused on running our business well and setting it up for the long-term. As demonstrated this year, we will continue to seek out opportunities that will drive growth in our business and run our Organisation in a way that will make a difference for our people, our clients, and the local communities in which we work, while continuing to create maximum value for our landholders.

Robert Edkins

Debra Tarabini



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Perth (Head Office) Suite 12, 58 Kishorn Road Mt Pleasant WA 6153 Tel: 08 9468 8250 Broome Unit 11 Lotteries House 20 Cable Beach Road East Broome WA 6725 Tel: 08 9192 5507

Dongara Community Resource Centre 11 Morton Terrace Dongara WA 6525

The Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group are service providers to the Australian Government (through the National Landcare Program) and the WA State Government Š Rangelands NRM Coordinating Group, Inc. 2020

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