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Roads for Rehydration Forum

Calling all Mid West pastoralists, farmers, Traditional Owners, local councils, landholders, road operators, contractors and community members.

The conditions of our Rangelands soil and water resources are vital for sustainable production.

Everyone can contribute through regenerative landscape management.

Good road design and maintenance are essential to improving land conditions and managing water flow can reduce the frequency and cost of road maintenance.

Guest speakers and panel members will introduce you to what’s possible and what to look out for.

Landscape rehydration expert Richard Marver will then provide an optional one-day on-ground training workshop for those working in roads across the Mid West.

A light lunch and refreshments will be provided at the Forum. Breakfast and lunch will provided for workshop participants.

Roads for Rehydration Forum
Time: 12.00pm - 5.30pm
Date: Monday, 27 March 2023
Venue: ANZAC Hall, cnr Hepburn and Naughton St, Mount Magnet, WA
Note: Networking event will be held at the Commercial Hotel from 6.00 - 7.00pm. 

Roads for Rehydration On-Ground Training Workshop
Time: 7.30am - 3.00pm
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2023
Venue: Various, starting from Boogardie Station, Mount Magnet. Shared vehicles from Mount Magnet recommended. 

Registration is required. Register for both events here.

Beverly Growden, Regional Development Officer
Mid West Development Commission
t +61 (0)8 9956 8543 | m 0467 733 416


Monday, 27 March 2023 (Forum)

12.00pm Registrations Lunch provided
Introduction Nils Hay
Chief Executive Officer, Mid West Development Commission
  Welcome to Country Warren Walsh
Director, Badimia Land Aboriginal Corporation
  Opening Address Nils Hay


Welcome to Mount Magnet Cr Jorgen Jensen
President, Shire of Mount Magnet
  Presentation Cr Jorgen Jensen
President, Shire of Mount Magnet / Yowergabbie Station
Cr Rossco Foulkes-Taylor
President, Shire of Murchison / Yuin Station
  Presentation - Putting your landscape on the right track Richard Marver
Contour Consulting
  Presentation Buddy Wheaton
Deputy Commissioner, Soil and Land Conservation
  Panel Discussion 1 Cr Jorgen Jensen
Buddy Wheaton
Richard Marver
2.45pm Break Afternoon tea provided
  Presentation Susan Orgill
Senior Scientific Adviser - Soil Science and Farming Systems, Select Carbon
  Presentation Janet Hartley-West
Director Mid West Gascoyne Region, Main Roads WA
  Presentation Mark Bondietti
Policy Manager - Roads and Transport, Western Australian Local Government Association
  Presentation - Aboriginal land regeneration Dwayne Mallard
Member, Soil and Land Conservation Council
  Panel Discussion 2 Cr Rossco Foukles-Taylor
Janet Hartley-West
Dwayne Mallard
Mark Bondietti
  Closing Remarks Nils Hay
5.30pm Close  
6.00 – 7.00pm Networking Refreshments at Commercial Hotel provided
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 (On-ground Training Workshop)
7.30am Registration at Boogardie Station Breakfast provided
8.00am On-Ground Training Workshop
(Boogardie Station - various sites)
Richard Marver
Contour Consulting
12.00pm Break Lunch provided
12.30pm On-Ground Training Workshop
(Shire of Mount Magnet - various sites)
Richard Marver
Contour Consulting
3.00pm Close