- $7.75 million for natural resource management (NRM) in Western Australia
- Funds to support 111 community projects around the State
The McGowan Government today announced 111 successful projects around the State will share in $7.75 million to help protect and enhance the environment.
The Community Stewardship Grants will support projects across Perth and regional Western Australia to help restore natural areas, conserve WA's biodiversity and build the capability of natural resource management groups.
Projects range from cleaning up plastics from the South Coast to the protection of culturally and ecologically significant wetlands in the State's north; supporting breeding and the future survival of black cockatoos; controlling feral animals and invasive weeds; regenerative agriculture; restoring threatened ecological communities, including the tuart forests of WA's south-west; and wildlife corridor revegetation.
More information on the successful projects is available from the State NRM website at http://www.nrm.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Alannah MacTiernan:
"The Community Stewardship Grants support on-ground community action to look after WA's unique and diverse natural resources, native flora and fauna.
"These grants support the outstanding work of local groups and volunteers, who have the knowledge and the passion to deliver the best outcomes for their local environments.
"Our Government has secured ongoing funding for the Community Stewardship Grants, and we are proud to support projects that promote regenerative land management practices and work to protect threatened species and ecological communities."
Comments attributed to Acting Environment Minister Simone McGurk:
"The McGowan Government commends the achievements of WA's local, not-for-profit and volunteer-based groups who care for our natural resources.
"The State NRM Program aims to maintain and build the capacity of community groups to undertake stewardship of natural resources in their local area.
"The groups and volunteers behind these projects are making a vital contribution to the preservation and enhancement of Western Australia's diverse environments - coastal and marine; agricultural, pastoral and urban; river and estuarine; natural bush; and wildlife sanctuaries."
Comments attributed to Acting Water Minister Roger Cook:
"These projects will build the capacity of WA's natural resource management groups and will support the sharing of knowledge among the NRM community.
"The State Government is committed to supporting this enormous community effort, providing funds of more than $100 million to support more than 1,400 projects since the State NRM program began in 2009."
Agriculture and Food Minister's office - 6552 6200
Environment Minister's office - 6552 5800
Water Minister's office - 6552 6100