All six founder groups were able to meet in Perth today – Australian Bush Heritage Fund, Fitzgerald Biosphere Group, Friends of Fitzgerald River Park, Greening Australia, Malleefowl Preservation Group and The Wilderness Society. Key operational matters were chewed through, as much is already happening, and we discussed formalising the arrangement between groups, with a clear decision to continue as a broad collaboration with legal structures while we build the relationships across the groups. Bush Heritage legal eagle (and fundraiser) Roewen Wishart provided valuable governance advice. As Coordinator, Keith Bradby will be hosted by Greening to save the costs involved in having a separate structure, with the new Link office in Albany also supporting regional Greening WA staff. Great support from Rob Lambeck (pictured) for this collaborative venture.