Natural Resource Management Office


In 2009, the Western Australian Government established the State's Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program to address Western Australian NRM priorities.

The program assists to maintain or enhance the condition of the State's land, water (terrestrial and marine) and biodiversity assets so that they continue to provide economic, environmental, social and cultural benefits to Western Australians.

State NRM Program

Announced in May 2014 the Western Australian Government is investing an additional $24 million to continue the State NRM Program until March 2019. Up to $19.2 million (80 per cent) of the funding is approved through Royalties for Regions and up to $4.8 million (20 per cent) is approved through State Consolidated Funds.

Two types of grants are available through the State NRM Program:

Community Action Grants 2016 rounds announced

Monitoring endangered dibblers in the Fitzgerald River National Park and training Indigenous rangers to protect threatened species' habitat around Eighty Mile Beach are among a range of projects funded by the State Government to protect Western Australia's natural resources.

Agriculture and Food Minister Mark Lewis has announced 118 community projects as recipients of the 2016-17 State Natural Resource Management Program Community Action Grants, made possible by the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

A total of $3.73 million will be distributed across the projects, supported by $6.26 million worth of funding and effort from the participating groups.

Click here to read more of the announcement.

For the full list of projects, click here.

Community Capability Grants Small 2016 rounds now closed

The 2016-17 Community Capability Grant round for small projects is now fully subscribed and the round has been closed.

The 2017-18 Community Action and Community Capability Small grant rounds will be opened mid 2017.

2013/14 State NRM Program progress report

See how funds have been spent through the State NRM Program to support natural resource management in Western Australia. Download a copy