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Question Without Notice No. 644 asked in the Legislative Council on 10 October 2017 by Hon Donna Faragher

Minister responding: Hon A. MacTiernan
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Answered on 10 October 2017

NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM
      644. Hon DONNA FARAGHER to the Minister for Agriculture and Food:
I refer to the natural resource management program.
      (1) Can the minister advise whether any funding has been allocated for urban landcare NRM projects in this year's state budget?
      (2) If yes to (1), will the minister advise how much funding has been allocated for urban landcare projects in 2017–18, 2018–19, 2019–20 and 2020–21?
      (3) If no to (1), what other funding mechanisms will the government provide for on-ground landcare NRM projects, such as bushland restoration and weed management in metropolitan Perth?
Hon ALANNAH MacTIERNAN replied:
      (1)–(3) Royalties for regions funding of $6.2 million per annum has been confirmed in the budget to support regional NRM initiatives. In addition, consolidated account funding of $1.6 million has been allocated in 2017–18 for metro-based NRM activity, with further funding to be considered in future budgets.