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.
CONNECTING BIODIVERSITY ACROSS THE WHEATBELT OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
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
Tender: Footpath Program
The Shire of Merredin invites tenders from suitably qualified companies/individuals to supply and install in-situ reinforced concrete footpaths at various locations within the Merredin townsite.
Corporate Business Plan Review
Shire of Merredin produces a Corporate Business Plan that outlines the progress of key projects. This plan is reviewed quarterly.