Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Hon Dean Nalder BBus GradDip(AppFin&Inv) MLA

Former Minister for Agriculture and Food; Transport

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Hon Terry Redman MLA

Former Minister for Regional Development; Lands; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development

    Natural resources benefit from project grants

    28/06/2016 11:00 AM
    • Funding supports 61 volunteer groups caring for WA's natural resources
    • $8.34 million committed to natural resource management
    • Made possible by a $7.12 million Royalties for Regions investment 

    An interactive natural resource management exhibit in Geraldton and a documentary on the endangered western ground parrot are among projects funded to help community groups protect Western Australia's natural resources.


    Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said $8.34 million would be distributed over two and a half years to 61 volunteer groups, as part of the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program's Community Capability Grants.


    "The grants will provide vital support to groups which are dedicated to work that benefits the environment and all West Australians," Mr Nalder said.


    "Maintaining and strengthening the capability of community NRM groups is critically important."


    Grant projects include

    • development of indigenous ranger teams as part of the Pilbara Landscapes Restoration
    • increased community networks to manage Phytophthora dieback
    • malleefowl monitoring and volunteer training across WA
    • safety management training for community groups working in conservation activities
    • development of a young leader program in the West Kimberley. 

    Regional Development Minister Terry Redman said State Government Royalties for Regions was contributing $7.12 million to the program.


    "The grants are part of the Liberal National Government's $24 million funding commitment over three years made possible by a $19.2 million investment by Royalties for Regions and $4.8 million from the Department of Agriculture and Food WA," Mr Redman said.


    "This Royalties for Regions investment will support the important work undertaken by local NRM groups in regional communities to preserve unique natural environments."


    Fact File

    • The State NRM Program is a Government initiative, covering four portfolios, and administered by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA
    • For the full list of projects, visit http://nrm.wa.gov.au 

    Agriculture and Food Minister's office - 6552 6400

    Regional Development Minister's office - 6552 6700


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