WALGA undertakes both policy and projects covering a range of environmental issues, creates awareness about specific environmental issues and provides resources to support Local Government Officers and Elected Members.


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Current Issues

Local Biodiversity and Native Vegetation Management Project

WALGA has received funding from the State Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program, for the Local Government Biodiversity and Native Vegetation Management Project (the Project). The Project will operate between March 2023 and December 2024, delivering a range of resources, including a roadside vegetation management e-training module and funding to Local Governments via a devolved grants program. More information can be found here.
The project is supported by 


Past WALGA Submissions

Submission to the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation on its draft Compliance and Enforcement Policy.
Submission to the EPBC Act Review Secretariat on the independent review of the Environmnetal Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 Discussion Paper (April 2020)


The loss of urban green space and native vegetation is a very important issue for Local Government, particularly in urban areas where there is clearing of land for infill and greenfield development.
Find resources dedicated to helping Local Governments develop Local Biodiversity Strategies.
Local Governments play a significant role in post border biosecurity in Western Australia.