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:

Community Action and Capability Grants Small 2016 rounds opened

The State Government has pledged $4 million in 2016-17 for community groups to undertake important environmental projects.

Agriculture and Food Minister Dean Nalder said funding through the Natural Resource Management (NRM) grants program was available to groups including schools, not-for-profit organisations, local government and environmental action groups.

"Local community groups can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $55,000 as part of the 2016-17 Community Action Grant round totalling $4 million to support important natural resource management activities," he said.

In addition, $100,000 is available in the 2016-17 Community Capability Grant round for small projects between $1,000 and $10,000 which can be implemented over the next 12 months.

Click here to read more of the announcement.

Click here to start your application.

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