2021 Community Capacity Assessment

The 2021 Community Capacity Assessment (CCA) project seeks to understand the challenges facing natural resource management groups and volunteers in order to provide better support and planning.

About the 2021 CCA Project

Perth NRM regularly conducts a community capacity assessment so that we can monitor changes in capacity over time, providing the info to:

  • environmental volunteers for the purposes of self-development;
  • local governments supporting and working with environmental volunteer groups;
  • sub-regional groups and other NGOs supporting and working with environmental volunteer groups; and
  • Federal and State NRM Offices and other government departments.

The 2021 Community Capacity Assessment is being funded through the State NRM Program.

Previous assessments were funded under the National Landcare Program.

The 2021 Community Capacity Assessment (CCA) will help identify gaps and areas of support as well as strengths and ideas for improvement, through direct engagement with stakeholders in a participative process.

The co-design approach of this CCA allows volunteers and stakeholders to become an active part of the project from the beginning.

It is based on the belief that all peoples’ contribution can be creative and of high value as everyone is providing their point of view and deliver insights and expertise that are based on individual experiences.

The goal is to establish an understanding of the current situation of NRM volunteers, groups,  and stakeholders, to tell their story, make their work visible, to gather trends and identify common issues to create a vision of how NRM work could look in the future.

The information gathered in this project is crucial to assist community volunteers to improve NRM outcomes, to aid local governments in helping, directing, and guiding volunteer contributions in NRM and to facilitate overall better NRM outcomes in the Perth Region.

Further events related to this project will be advertised here. The outcomes of the Community Capacity Assessment 2021 will be made publicly available once they are finalised.

If you have any questions or queries related to this project please contact the Community Engagement Project Officer Raphaela Raaber at [email protected]

Dates to be determined

Mid-Project Workshop

End of Project Event


This project is supported by funding from the Western Australian Government’s State NRM Program.


We acknowledge and appreciate the support of all our partners, supporters, funding bodies and sponsors.

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