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.

Over 850 projects have been supported with over $87 million of grants since 2009.

Community Action and Capability Grants Small 2017 rounds

Applications for the Community Action Grants 2017-18 are now closed for local community groups to apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000. Following a rigerous assessment process, it is anticipated that successful grant recipients will be announced in November 2017.

A further $100,000 is available to build the capability of community-based organisations, with grants of up to $10,000. This may include website development, community workshops, developing information guides or apps, or other activities to support organisational development.

The Community Capability Grants Small round is now closed as it fully subscribed.

2017 WA Landcare Awards announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2017 Western Australian Landcare Awards, which recognise the diverse work of the landcare movement with activities ranging from sustainable farming practices to rehabilitation of coastal sites.

2017 WA Landcare Awards Winners _web
The biennial awards ceremony, held in Perth on Wednesday 30 August 2017 in conjunction with the State Natural Resource Management and Coastal Conference, celebrated individuals and community groups who have made significant contributions to the environment in local communities around Western Australia.

The awards were presented by Mr Malcolm McCusker, AO CVO QC, Patron of Landcare Australia in WA, after being decided by a judging panel of landcare, government, sponsor and environmental experts.

All the winners will go through as representatives from Western Australia for their respective categories at the 2018 National Landcare Awards to be held next year.

Click here for the media release.

Click here to read more about the winners and finalists.