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People Power at Core of Community Conference

South West MLC Diane Evers will continue her strong support of regional communities and Rural Regeneration when attending Linkwest’s ‘People. Place. Partnerships.’ conference this week.

As The Greens (WA) spokesperson for regional development, Ms Evers will be in attendance on day one of the conference, before providing the opening address on day two.

Linkwest is the peak body for Community, Neighbourhood, Family, Resource and Learning Centres in WA, and Ms Evers said she was looking forward to speaking to its role as the head, heart and spirit of this vital network. Diane has previously advocated in Parliament for funding of Linkwest and Community Resource Centres.

Linkwest’s ‘People. Place. Partnerships.’ conference will run from October 16-18. Ms Evers will balance her attendance at this event with her duties during a parliament sitting week.

QUOTES ATTRIBUTED TO DIANE EVERS MLC:

“I am honoured to give the opening address on day two of Linkwest’s conference and I will recognise the incredible strengths and bonds that exist in the regions.

“So often throughout the South West Region and beyond I see thoughtful, committed people who work daily to change their communities for the better.

“In tumultuous times, the action taken by individuals in each of the 160+ Neighbourhood and Community Resource Centres throughout WA local communities is vital.

“We would not find such strong, vibrant and inclusive communities, making regional WA so special, without these efforts.”

Visit Linkwest’s website for more information about the People. Place. Partnerships. conference.

GET IN TOUCH:
Hon. Diane Evers
MLC for South West
(08) 9486 8070

Evers Springs Into View

Diane Evers MLC donned the hi-vis two days in a row this week during visits to development sites of contrasting uses.

Beginning on Tuesday, Diane joined her Greens colleagues Tim Clifford MLC and Alison Xamon MLC for a sneak preview of the Western Australian Museum, scheduled to open in the Perth Cultural Centre in late-November 2020. Despite plenty of work to be done prior to completion, Diane was impressed by what she saw.

Diane was back into the South West Region on Wednesday, joining a large tour of the Greenbushes Lithium Stage Two mine and acknowledging the need to balance society’s utilisation of modern technologies with the need to protect the planet. Diane urged operating company, Talison, to get sustainability offsets right, enact best-practice rehabilitation post-mining and ensure good use for residual material – while continuing to call on the State Government to work towards the of transport material on rail.

On Thursday, Diane is back on farm with Lower Blackwood Landcare at its Spring Field Day. Showcasing four properties in Rosa Glen, as well as the great diversity of sustainable farming enterprises in the area, Diane looks forward to discussions covering issues such as:

  • Grazing & pasture management
  • Agritourism
  • Small batch production
  • Regenerative & sustainable agriculture practices.
Diane with fellow The Greens (WA) colleagues Tim Clifford MLC (left) and Alison Xamon MLC (right).
Diane with fellow The Greens (WA) colleagues Tim Clifford MLC (left) and Alison Xamon MLC (right) at the Western Australian Museum development site on Tuesday, 8 October.
Diane visits the Greenbushes Lithium Stage Two mine on Wednesday, October 9.