Who we are…
The Peron-Naturaliste Partnership (PNP) is an incorporated collective group of nine local governments between Cape Peron and Cape Naturaliste in the southwest of Western Australia – Bunbury, Busselton, Capel, Dardanup, Harvey, Mandurah, Murray, Rockingham, Waroona.
The PNP was formed in 2011 through a volunteer agreement but recognising the long-term benefits of the partnership and the importance of dealing with coastal matters, the PNP became an incorporated group in 2015. The current Chairperson is City of Busselton Councillor John McCallum and the Deputy Chairperson is City of Mandurah Councillor Caroline Knight.
Guided by the Board is a Coastal Planning Committee, Coastal Management Committee and a Secretariat consisting of two part-time Coastal Adaptation Coordinators and the host Council which is currently the City of Mandurah.
To see who we are and what we’ve been up to look at our latest Coast Adapt video.
Why we are…
The PNP recognise the potential vulnerability of this coastline due to climate change impacts and are taking a regional and integrated management approach in partnership with our coastal communities to develop flexible adaptive pathways for the Peron Naturaliste coastal region of Western Australia.
The Vision of the PNP is to empower a resilient regional community to reduce risks and optimise opportunities presented by climate change.
Goals and Objectives
The overall objective of the PNP is to provide a regional mechanism to facilitate effective and timely adaptation responses to climate change.
Specific objectives to achieve the vision and overall objectives are to:
- demonstrate regional leadership to support effective advocacy at all levels of government;
- facilitate access to data and information relevant to the Peron Naturaliste area coastal zone;
- adopt a regional approach to the preparation of applications for grants and other submissions to support timely adaptation responses to climate change;
- promote consistent information to coastal communities and decision makers about vulnerability and risk and adaptation strategies;
- share local knowledge and experience to support and inform appropriate adaptation responses; and
- to collaborate over the management implications of the risk to life and property caused by climate change.
The PNP is guided by a Constitution which formally sets out the vision, objectives and operation of the PNP.
A Memorandum of Understanding which is a non-legally binding document establishes the roles and responsibilities of the PNP and member Local Governments.
The Strategic Plan 2016 – 2019 establishes the Guiding Principles, Vision, Objectives and Strategic Direction of the PNP for the next four years and informs the annual operation plan. The Strategic Plan provides PNP Member Local Governments, stakeholders and the community with background and current information on the PNP and its strategic direction.
The Operational Plan 2016/2017 details major projects, actions and activities to be undertaken by the PNP over the financial year to work towards the vision and achievement of the strategies outlined in the Strategic Plan 2016 -2019. The Plan is reviewed annually and aligns with PNP Member Local Governments annual budget processes. The Operation Plan is a ‘living document’ that will be evaluated annually
The Communications Strategy 2016 -2019 defines the approach that the PNP will undertake when communicating internally and externally to ensure the timely delivery of accurate and consistent information. The Communications Strategy aids in protecting PNP Member Local Governments image and reputation.