The PHBG is very proud to release its Blueprint.
It has a seven year time-frame and outlines the key outcomes we expect to achieve over this period.
The PHBG Blueprint was prepared in-house, from planning to publication. A big achievement for a small organisation.
The planning process was guided by CSIRO’s ‘pathways to impact’ framework. This allowed the PHBG to plan out a set of activities that will make a significant impact. The PHBG will now move forward in a logical and strategic manner, rather than operating reactively.
The PHBG encourages all stakeholders, including our valued landholders, to become familiar with the Blueprint. The PHBG is open to updating the document to (i) absorb constructive feedback, (ii) capture a wider set of values and priorities, and (iii) increase local ownership.
2019 Annual report
The PHBG encourages everyone to read our 2019 Annual Report.
We are proud to say that it was prepared in-house.
For those that were hoping to attend the AGM, to ask questions in person, please take the time to first read the annual report.
The PHBG held its annual general meeting (AGM) on the 3rd of June.
Both corporates and not-for-profit organisations, across Australia, have had the challenge of meeting their annual reporting responsibilities alongside COVID-19 restrictions.
The laws governing incorporated associations in Western Australia fortunately included provisions for holding AGM’s online. PHBG members were individually invited to participate in this year’s AGM via an online videoconference. All members were offered technical support to help them to join the virtual meeting.
The meeting was very productive and ran smoothly, even with the new format.
Pleasingly, all executive committee positions were filled. Athol Wigg has been a long standing community representative for Serpentine Jarrahdale on the PHBG. Sadly, Athol has decided to retire in 2020; we appreciate all the hard work he has invested over the years. The PHBG welcomed Lorraine Foulkes as a new community representative for Serpentine Jarrahdale.
Understandably, this year’s AGM was very different to previous years. Past AGM’s were held in a public venue, with an open door for anyone and everyone to take part. The format allowed the PHBG to interact with attendees through a question and answer session. Interestingly, even prior to COVID-19, many entities and organisations have been looking into, and experimenting with alternative formats for AGM’s to overcome declining attendance. The PHBG will seek feedback on the direction it should take with the delivery of future AGM's, with the pros and cons of traditional and new approaches carefully weighed up.
Previous Annual reports
The PHBG transitioned to become an independent entity with incorporation and recognition achieved in 2017. Prior to this time the PHBG was administered by Landcare SJ.
A declared pest rate was mooted.
In 2018 the Minister agreed to a declared pest rate for the PHBG operational area.
At this time, the PHBG saw the rate as a viable alternative to the boom bust funding cycles typical of NRM.