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:

The next grant rounds are scheduled for mid 2016.

Community Capability Grants Large recipients announced

Decisions on applications for Community Capability Grants Large were released on 28 June 2016 with 61 community groups receiving $8.34 million in funding over two and a half years, made possible by a $7.12 million investment from the State Government's Royalties for Regions program.

Click here to read more and view the full list of projects.

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