WABSI enables the delivery of quality, world-class science that is independent. This allows governments to make sound decisions with more certainty. It also allows community to have more confidence in, and better understand decisions made by local and state authorities.
Our programs build programs of collaborative research that engage diverse stakeholders. This delivers greater transparency and also allows for the needs of all end users to be considered when addressing critical research gaps.
Greater transparency means greater public confidence.
Through enabling the delivery of independent scientific information, WABSI allows governments to have a greater degree of confidence in decisions. This means state and local governments can better protect WA’s biodiversity without unnecessarily restricting development in the State.
A better balance between biodiversity conservation and economic development can deliver more jobs and greater prosperity.
Access to reliable, high quality biodiversity information allows State Government, local governments and other agencies to make environmental approval decisions with greater confidence.
Through addressing biodiversity knowledge gaps, WABSI helps reduce uncertainties and delays that often hamper decisions due to lack of information and understanding.
Greater certainty delivers more effective policy, planning and regulatory decisions. This benefits the whole community.