Valued Natural Amenity
There are a significant number of national and conservation parks across the Region. It also forms part of the area across the south west of Western Australia identified as one of 25 internationally significant biodiversity ‘hotspots’, due to its high level of species diversity under threat from human disturbance. This natural environment presents opportunities for the development of nature based tourism ventures, and native fauna and flora conservation programs.
- Landscape icons include the Pinnacles, Wave Rock, Great Western Woodlands
- 13.2% remnant vegetation
- Climate variability impacting agricultural productivity
- 60% of the State’s renewable energy produced in the Wheatbelt.
The Wheatbelt Development Commission works with Wheatbelt Natural Resource Management (Wheatbelt NRM) www.wheatbeltnrm.org.au to manage these natural assets for current and future generations.