Local Biodiversity and Native Vegetation Management Project

Local Governments have an important role in managing native vegetation and biodiversity as decision-makers and land managers. 

WALGA applied for, and 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. 

Devolved grants - ROUND 2

Funding and technical assistance is available to support Local Governments in the South West of Western Australia, an internationally recognised biodiversity hotspot. Applications for Round 1 closed in July 2023, with eleven Local Government awarded funding to assist with ecological assessments, and development of Local Biodiversity Strategies and Local Planning Policy. 

Eligible Local Governments that have not received funding via Round 1 are invited to apply via Round 2 for one of the following types of projects:

  1. Ecological assessments of Local Government managed natural areas
  2. Development and adoption of local planning policy on native vegetation and biodiversity.

Funding Guidelines outline the eligible activities for each type of projects, including the assessment criteria, funding conditions and types of WALGA support to applicants. 

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