Key Sponsors and Partners

This conference wouldn’t be possible without the support and assistance of our sponsors and partners.

About our sponsors:

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Western Australia’s Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is charged with protecting, growing and fostering innovation within our State’s agricultural, fisheries, aquaculture and food industries across the value chain and throughout our regional communities. We work in partnership with industry, government and community stakeholders to ensure our primary industries and regions are significant contributors to the State’s economy and prosperity – generating growth, diversification and jobs.
Our purpose is to enable enduring prosperity for all Western Australians through our work with regions and primary industries.
An important part of our role is to support the growth of strong regional communities that are desirable places to live, work and invest.
We are committed to supporting productive, profitable and sustainable primary industries through:

  • strengthening biosecurity
  • innovative science and research
  • legislation and regulatory reform
  • industry diversification
  • development and extension programs
  • seasonal information and support.

For more information, visit

Western Australian Planning Commission

The Western Australian Planning Commission (WAPC) is a statutory authority with state-wide responsibility for urban, rural and regional integrated strategic and statutory land use planning and land
development. It regulates land use planning and development under the Planning and Development Act 2005. State strategies, policies and guidelines facilitate its decision-making. The WA Coastal Zone Strategy and State Planning Policy 2.6 – State Coastal Planning Policy (SPP2.6) that relate to the coastal zone are examples of these. The WAPC also delivers grants under its Coastwest and Coastal Management Plan Assistance programs to support community groups, not for profit organisations, schools and local governments. The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage supports the WAPC and also administers the grants on its behalf.

For more information, visit the WA Planning Commission website.

Department of Transport

The management of our State’s unique coastline is a key focus of the Department of Transport (DoT) as it plans and delivers transport solutions to empower a thriving community in WA. DoT leads decision-making through initiatives to support local coastal managers and the private sector by providing data collection services and expert engineering advice. The result of this hard work benefits our significant coastal asset which is an important part of our lifestyle and economic well-being.

For more information, visit the Department of Transport website.

WA’s 7 Regional NRM Groups

The 7 Regional NRM Groups along with NRM WA support the sustainable use and enjoyment of the unique natural resources of WA. We achieve this through partnering with stakeholders to identify, prevent, and repair large scale problems in our environment and agricultural landscapes, through large scale projects that deliver lasting outcomes. This creates healthy environments (with native plants and animals), social benefits (improved community connection and cultural values), and economic gains including increased jobs, sustainable farming and better returns from agriculture.

For more information, visit the State NRM Program website.

WA Return, Recycle Renew – Containers for Change

Every 10c drink container has the potential to be turned into something new. Containers for Change works with the local community, beverage companies, recyclers, and the waste industry to recycle containers, helping to ensure more than 1.5 billion 10c containers have been saved from landfill since 1 October 2020.

For more information, visit the WA Return, Recycle Renew – Containers for Change website.


Lotterywest has supported the conference and provided subsidised tickets for many attendees. Lotterywest is unique. It is the only lottery in Australia, and one of the few in the world, where the profits are returned back to the local community. When you play Lotterywest games the money stays in WA via grants, prizes and employment opportunities for locals.

For more information, visit the Lotterywest website.