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This challenge is now closed for submissions (26 June 2020)

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The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on regional areas has varied, with limited digital connectivity and increased sensitivity of local businesses to regional travel restrictions. Supporting and protecting remote Aboriginal communities has been at the forefront of the State’s response. A dedicated regional focus across all areas of recovery is needed to revitalise the regions through business development, harnessing community engagement and spirit, and leveraging opportunities for diverse industries and local jobs.

We want to hear your thoughts on the pandemic’s impact, and your ideas on what should be the priorities and actions to support thriving, resilient regions.

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Bioregional governance as a pathway for living within healthy ecological limits.

Support Earth centred Law, Rights of nature and sanctuaries specific to regeneration of regions based on their soil and water etc. GreenPrints focuses on a critical question: how can we create governance and legal systems that help us live within our ecological limits and nurture the Earth community? This project has been created because while we have 'blueprints' to document the design of building and engineering projects, we don't yet have effective 'greenprints' for helping us construct...

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One WA Website to rule them all

One WA website which allows all businesses, community, cultural, support and all other groups to promote their group activities. It will make it easier for local, interstate and overseas guest to search for any thing they want to find out in WA in one website. The State government can absorb the cost for building the website and consolidate some of the existing websites into one.

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Financial assistance/reimbursement for Farm Land Regeneration

While subsidies are available for major sites there is very little assistance available for small farms to regenerate land - by building the soil, erosion controls, native plantings, fencing, dam works, salinity controls, education support. People have a lot of power individually - even small works count but they come at great costs. Financial reimbursement for works completed would improve many sites across the state - as apposed to large remote sites. This will help native flora and fauna...

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Country Pub Crawl

Tourism WA to provide list of historic and/or community-owned country pubs, especially ones with nearby accommodation, including caravan parks.  This would give travellers, especially Grey Nomads, ideas for different or off-the-beaten track places to visit., 

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A-Z in WA (or maybe A-W in WA

A giant road trip around WA ticking off place names through the alphabet.    Doesn‘t have to be done in alphabetical order.  Small prizes for lists with largest number of unusual names.  Winners selected need to provide current photo to verify their visits.  X and z are tricky, so perhaps it should be A to W in WA,

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Transition Collie to a low-carbon region

Collie is at the heart of the South West Interconnected System providing coal powered energy to the South West of the state. However, with the future of coal uncertain, a transition to renewables will help create secure, well-paid jobs in the area, and diversify and grow the economy. The Collie-Bunbury region is ideally suited to a transition due to its abundance of solar and wind energy available, and ample locations for pumped hydro.  Transitioning Collie to a low-carbon region will...

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Commit to a generational Aboriginal human services employment strategy with long term service commissioning and local employment targets

The McGowan Government has a strong commitment to build economic opportunities for Aboriginal people and close the gaps on social, economic and health outcomes. The Aboriginal Procurement Policy has quickly and significantly surpassed its mandated targets for Aboriginal businesses, but has yet to be successfully applied to the human services industry. Areas of disproportionate Aboriginal disadvantage or restricted service access should be priorities for industry development to enable local...

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Take a community-wealth building approach to build regional economies

The need for local, sustainable employment opportunities in regional towns and communities has been exacerbated by the economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. We need to build and diversify our regional economies. The care economy can contribute to building prosperous and resilient regional communities by providing long-term employment opportunities that are less susceptible to seasonal variations and tourist numbers. This in turn supports and encourages people to stay in regional...

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Expand WA’s Aboriginal Rangers program in the Kimberley

The Aboriginal Ranger Program is the most successful employment programme in the Kimberley. It is highly popular and many people are keen to be involved to manage Country – this is a shovel ready project and expansion would be a great win for the community.  

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Conservation and Landcare in the Kimberley

The Kimberley coast is considered by scientists to be in the top 4% of intact coastlines on the planet, comparable with the coasts of Antarctica and the Arctic. The region’s tropical woodlands are part of the largest, most unspoilt savannah in the world, and its wetlands, rivers and rainforests are internationally significant. The north Kimberley is the only place in Australia to have experienced no mammal extinctions. Yet Kimberley landscapes and ecosystems are under threat like never...

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