Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Hon Alannah MacTiernan MLC

Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Ports; Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade

    Funding round opens for natural resources grants

    19/05/2017 10:30 AM
    • ​$4.1m in funding available to support conservation and protect WA's natural resources

    Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan today urged community groups to apply for funding to help look after the State's natural resources.


    Local landcare, farming and community organisations, schools and local government can seek funds through the McGowan Government's State Natural Resource Management (NRM) program.


    Groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2017-18 Community Action Grant round, totalling $4 million, to support conservation and sustainable resource use activities.


    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, producing information guides or apps, or other activities to support organisational development.


    Applications close on Monday, July 10, 2017.  For more information, visit http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au or contact the State NRM Program on 9368 3168.


    Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:


    "Western Australia's natural environment is one of our biggest assets: job-creation opportunities in agriculture, aquaculture, tourism and more rely on protecting our environment.


    "From fighting plant and animal pests to protecting threatened flora and fauna and conserving waterways and wetlands, these groups are an important part of WA's conservation strategy.


    "This funding supports a range of NRM projects and allows the people who know their local area to tailor the work and drive the best outcomes for our communities."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200