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About us

The State NRM Program team is responsible for coordinating and supporting the delivery of the Western Australian Government State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program.

The State Government has committed almost $94 million to the program since its inception in 2009.

Over 200 community groups and organisations, industry groups, local governments, schools and state agencies have achieved impressive results in their local environments with this support, and contributed more than $50 million in their own funds and effort.

Diverse environments - coastal and marine; agricultural, pastoral and urban; river and estuarine; natural bush; and wildlife sanctuaries - have been conserved and restored through the activities funded by the program.

In May 2014, the State Government announced $24 million in funding, over three years from 2015/16, for the continuation of the State NRM Program. Eighty per cent of the funding will come from the state's Royalties for Regions program.

The State NRM Program team is provided by the Department of Agriculture and Food WA and based at South Perth.

Progress Reports

See how funds have been spent through the State NRM Program to support natural resource management in Western Australia.

Download our annual progress report:

History of the State NRM Office

The State Natural Resource Management Office (State NRM Office) was established by Cabinet in 2003. The Office worked with the Western Australian and Australian Government to facilitate the coordinated delivery of natural resource management in Western Australia.

Based with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA, the State NRM Office reported directly to the WA NRM Ministerial Council.

The State NRM Office provided independent advice on matters relating to planning and policy development to the WA NRM Ministerial Council.  The Office provided this advice from a whole of government viewpoint through its own personnel and through independent advisory bodies appointed by the Ministerial Council.

The State NRM Office provided executive support to the WA NRM Ministerial Council and any independent advisory bodies appointed by the Council.

The Office also provided executive support to the Council of Natural Resource Agency Chief Executives (CONRACE), the Director-Generals of Western Australian Government departments with natural resource management interests.