The natural assets in our Shire reserves contain a diversity of landforms such as forest, coast, wetlands and rivers. Partnering with environmental community groups, natural resource management organisations and government departments is improving our biodiversity.
Monitoring, data collection and control measures protect our reserves and heritage from climate and recreational pressures. A large component of our NRM projects are dedicated to controlling weeds, invasive plants that impact biodiversity and industry.
Shire of Manjimup contributes to the following natural resource management projects:
Camfield and Broke Inlet foreshore revegetation
- Stabilising the foreshore by planting sedges and controlling 4WD access.
Mottram Street Reserve habitat restoration
- State Natural Resource Management funding to return a significant stream and forest reserve towards their natural state; and
- Green Army, funded by Department of Environment to restore threatened species habitat.
Windy Harbour coastal management
- Photo monitoring project funded by the WA Department of Transport through the Coastal Adaptation & Protection (CAP) grant program;
- New beach access point funded by CoastWest, Department of Planning; and
- Victorian Tea Tree Eradication project.
Walpole foreshore enhancement and protection
Quinninup Community capacity building and training
Road Reserves adjacent to important habitat areas
- NRM Stewardship Grant to control weeds along Windy Harbour Road
Thank you to the following groups for their contributions and partnership:
Warren Catchments Council
South West Catchments Council
Manjimup Weed Action Group
Shire Environmental Volunteers
Warren Ribbons of Blue
Quinninup Community Association
Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions
In addition to work on the ground, Planning Services apply natural resource management principles when assessing development applications, via Council's policy Managing the Natural Environment.