Western Australia’s natural environment is recognised internationally for its rich biodiversity and iconic features. Much of the State’s wealth comes from its natural resources as they provide many human services through clean drinking water, the food we eat and the places where we recreate. Consequently, the state’s future long-term prosperity will be intrinsically linked with the sustainable use of our natural resources and effective management of our natural landscapes. The amenity and intrinsic values of natural areas are also significant from an emotional, spiritual and cultural perspective, particularly for Aboriginal people.
The State Natural Resource Management Framework provides a focus for partnerships in protecting and managing our natural resources. It will allow for greater coordination and transparency of priority setting and the significant investment that is made by community, industry and government.