Perth NRM provides solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of climate change, population growth and unsustainable land and water management practices.

Perth NRM is a highly regarded for-purpose organisation in the natural resources management (NRM) sector.  We collaborate with governments (federal, state and local), community, academics and the corporate sector to deliver solutions to environmental issues.  We achieve economic, environmental, public health and social outcomes that align with the goals of our stakeholders, underpinned by evidence-based research.

We are valued as an effective and trusted partner, with over $9 million of current funding commitments. We are the approved supplier to the federal government for NRM services in Perth, and recently celebrated the 20th year of the SALP program, a partnership with Alcoa and the WA government that connects them with dozens of volunteer community groups to carry out on-ground activities.

Perth NRM, with our strategic approach to managing natural resources , is an essential contributor  to the long term sustainability of Perth and Western Australia.   This is the value that we offer our partners and the community.

Perth NRM acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We respect the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional custodians of the land where we predominantly live and work. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

On October 30, 2019, Perth NRM launched its Vision for 2050, The New Normal.

It is 2050 and Perth is internationally recognised for its liveability and resilience in the face of climate changes and population growth. Our 3.5 million citizens access healthy and sustainably-produced food, enjoy a city which supports populations of native flora and fauna, appreciate the health of our water and soil systems which have continued to improve, and are blessed with a coastline that has maintained both its amenity and environmental values.

Perth’s remnant wetlands are healthy and ecologically functional and a healthy bushland is linked by a network of biodiversity corridors, some of which have replaced roads no longer needed due to the rapid uptake of electric autonomous vehicles. Households install and maintain novel habitats on their properties that support indigenous and endemic species as we ReWild Perth.

Indigenous mammals and birds are thriving in suburban and peri-urban Perth, providing a daily reminder that the natural landscape is resilient, functional and self-sustainable.  Residents enjoy healthy Swan and Canning Rivers as the result of action within these catchments as well as in the Avon.

WA’s Food Security Plan ensures people are readily able to source food that is high in nutritional density, low in food miles, and grown in enriched soil as a result of improving farming practices being adopted throughout WA.

The Swan Region NRM Strategy successfully combines the cultural science of the Whadjuk Noongar people with western science and the knowledge and experience of the community.  Public policy aligns with the Strategy and environmental and cultural outcomes are explicitly valued alongside social and economic outcomes.

People are no longer numbed to accept environmental degradation over time and generational amnesia has been reversed.  The community expects environmental improvement in their lifetime, and actively contribute to that outcome.

Welcome to The New Normal.

Click this link to see: WA Chief Scientist Prof. Peter Klinken and Aboriginal consultant David Collard respond to The New Normal.

You can respond to The New Normal Vision for Perth 2050 online. Provide feedback here.

Our Purpose:

  • Perth NRM provides solutions to mitigate the environmental impact of climate change, population growth and unsustainable land and water management practices.
  • Geographically we are concerned with activities that occur within, or impact upon, the environment and community of Perth and its surrounds.
  • Our principal beneficiaries are the people and organisations in our community that want to actively contribute to the solutions.

Our Culture and Value

It is important to us that we understand and articulate our shared culture and values, and that we are held accountable to them.  This is how we ensure that we are an independent, respected and strong organisation that is trusted to form partnerships, collaborate with other organisations, and share ideas and knowledge.

We are individually and collectively passionate about sustainability and the environment.

We collaborate and form partnerships to achieve outcomes for the environment and the community.

We expect each other to:

  • Be innovative and creative, being bold and learning from our mistakes
  • Think and act proactively and strategically, applying our knowledge and experience to achieving our vision
  • Show leadership, being respectful of each other and our community.


A note on the use of  Aboriginal language: Wherever possible, Perth NRM attempts to use the preferred spelling of the Aboriginal person sharing the story with us. As an oral language with many regional dialects, there is no standardised spelling, so there will be variation throughout the site. In other instances, we defer to the terms and spellings suggested by Kaartdijin Noongar, a resource developed by the South West Aboriginal Land & Sea Council.