Natural Resource Management

The Natural Resource Management Officer (NRMO) is responsible for addressing environmental issues in the Shire of Merredin and working with other NRMOs from other shires to achieve positive shire-wide and regional environmental outcomes.

Part of the role is working with the community, rural landholders, agencies, other local governments and Shire of Merredin staff and councillors in order to achieve these positive outcomes.

Our NRMO is currently working on a number of projects including:

  • submission of funding applications to address environmental issues
  • providing assistance to council and staff with NRM issues
  • providing support to related community groups

Wheatbelt Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (WEROC) NRM Group

The WEROC NRM Group is currently developing plans that will mean the group is able to work on large, cross-landscape, coordinated projects that will result in a number of positive outcomes for communities and rural landholders in the shires.


This Federally-funded project extends across fourteen Wheatbelt Shires, from York through to Yilgarn, including the Shire of Merredin. The project provides land managers with opportunities to expand native habitats on their properties through coordinated revegetation and biodiverse plantings of local provenance species.

Priority is given to projects that connect fragmented native vegetation remnants through the creation of corridors through public and private land creating healthy and resilient ecosystems, essential in our changing climate.


Mr Dylan Copeland

Phone: (08) 9041 1611

Mobile: 0488 471 727

Fax: (08) 9041 2379


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