On Monday 27 July 2020, the State Government announced a Green Jobs Plan to help Western Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
The Green Jobs Plan will create more than 1,000 jobs as part of the WA Recovery Plan. The Green Jobs Plan will be coordinated by the Department of Water and Environmental Regulation (DWER) on behalf of the State Government.
The Green Jobs Plan includes:
- $15 million to set up a Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme (DWER)
- $8 million for the Offsets Funds for Recovery program (DWER)
- $2 million to extend the conservation sanctuary at Whiteman Park (Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage)
- $5 million to improve and increase roadside vegetation in the Agricultural region (Main Roads Western Australia)
- $3.3 million for extension of the Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund (DWER)
- $2 million for foreshore protection along the Swan and Canning River systems (Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions)
- $25 million for the Healthy Estuaries WA program (DWER).
Offsets Funds for Recovery and Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme (Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund)
DWER will administer funds from the Native Vegetation Rehabilitation Scheme and the Offsets Funds for Recovery program to target restoration of biodiversity values impacted by past clearing through the Environmental Revegetation and Rehabilitation Fund. On-ground works such as fencing, weeding, seeding and planting will create employment opportunities while achieving revegetation, rehabilitation, habitat restoration and protection of existing vegetation.
Healthy Estuaries WA
DWER will continue working with the community to improve the condition of at-risk regional estuaries in the south-west of Western Australia through the $25 million Healthy Estuaries WA program.
You can read about how Healthy Estuaries WA has supported jobs for 69 people in regional areas since the program started in 2020.
Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund extension
$3.3 million in funding from the Pilbara Environmental Offsets Fund will be made available through DWER to Aboriginal and conservation groups to undertake conservation work in the Pilbara.
Whiteman Park conservation fencing - delivered
The Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage (DPLH) invested $2 million to extend the fauna fencing around Whiteman Park, and the electrified feral animal exclusion fence around the Woodland Conservation Reserve inside Whiteman Park. Both projects were completed in 2021.
Roadside vegetation conservation
Main Roads WA will invest $5 million in enhancing roadside vegetation corridors, widening road reserves and replanting vegetation through the Wheatbelt.
Swan Canning rivers foreshore protection
The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions (DBCA) will invest an additional $2 million enhancing foreshore protection measures in the Swan and Canning River systems.
Green Jobs Plan Employment Outcomes - January 2022
Prospective program partners and employers
If you represent an organisation that can partner with DWER to employ people to carry out on-ground works, we’d like to hear from you. Please register your interest below, and we’ll reach out to you to hear more about your proposed project or initiative.
Register your interest as a delivery partner for Green Jobs.
If you are a jobseeker looking for opportunities to apply for green jobs, please subscribe to updates below.
We will update this page regularly to provide information on new initiatives and program partners. You can reach out to program partners directly to seek further information about employment.
If you own or manage land that you would like to have revegetated, please contact the DWER’s COVID Recovery project team.
Further updates and information regarding the Green Jobs Plan will be posted to this page.