Western Australia Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan
Western Australia Acting Minister for Environment Simone McGurk
Western Australia Acting Minister for Water Roger Cook
Funding To Protect And Restore State’s Natural Assets
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- $7.75 Million for natural resource management (NRM) in Western Australia
- Funds to support 111 community projects around the State
McGowan Government today announced 111 successful projects around the State will share in $7.75 Million to help protect and enhance the environment.
“Community Stewardship Grants support on-ground community action to look after Western Australia’s unique and diverse natural resources, native flora and fauna.” Minister for Agriculture and Food Alannah MacTiernan said.
Community Stewardship Grants will support projects across Perth and regional Western Australia to help restore natural areas, conserve Western Australia’s biodiversity and build the capability of natural resource management groups.
“McGowan Government commends the achievements of Western Australia’s local, not-for-profit and volunteer-based groups who care for our natural resources.” Acting Minister for Environment Simone McGurk said.
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 Western Australia’s south-west; and wildlife corridor revegetation.
“These projects will build the capacity of Western Australia’s natural resource management groups and will support the sharing of knowledge among the NRM community.” Acting Minister for Water Roger Cook said.