Gunduwa Regional Forum – The Challenge of Change

Project Description

Managing Landscapes across the Gunduwa Region for the Future Community Engagement & Learning

Aim: To provide an engaging and educative program throughout the Charles Darwin Community Open Day on September 24th, 2016. This project aims to bring together a mix of conservationists, land managers and resource managers together to share, brainstorm and celebrate biodiversity and associated programs within the region. The project is looking to leverage a unique environmental and community event within the Gunduwa focus area.

Activities: The Forum delivered a high level program of panel sessions, ecology tours and poster workshops on regional biodiversity and sustainability. Each presenter talked for 15mins with question time to allow the audience to participate in the conversation.

High level conversations took place that will hopefully inspire and have a lasting impact on people and communities in the region. This kind of forum is unique in the area and enabled a connection between presenters, audience and the wider community.


The Gunduwa Forum – Challenge of Change Program held at the Charles Darwin Community Open Day attracted over 50 people at each of the 8 presentations, a total of over 300 people.
The forum allowed GRCA to present its wide array of funded biodiversity projects (6 in total) to the public and share our work and vision.

Discussion during both the panel sessions and poster presentations demonstrated high levels of interest and conversation. The forum raised awareness throughout the regional and State communities of the difficulties, innovation and opportunities that exist within the Gunduwa region.

Federal Parliament Member Melissa Price was in attendance for the entire length of the program and was very keen to connect with the audience and presenters. The program and presentations are located on the Gunduwa website

Project Details

  • OrganisationShire of Perenjori & Bush Heritage Australia
  • Year2016
  • Funding$28,000