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WA State Coastal Conference

Expressions of interest are sought to host the 2019 WA State Natural Resource Management (NRM) and Coastal Conference to be held between August and November 2019.

A combined NRM and Coastal conference was held for the first time in 2017. The overwhelming feedback from attendees was to continue the conference as a combined event.

The Conference is an important opportunity to focus on the challenges and opportunities in planning and managing our natural resources, both inland and at the coast.

The conference incorporates the WA Coastal Awards for Excellence.

Prospective hosts are regional bodies, local governments or consortia that have the necessary resources to organise a conference.

Nominations close 28 September 2018. To make a submission visit the WALGA website.

The WA State Coastal Conference has been running since 2001. Details of previous conferences are provided below.




29 - 31 August 2017


Combined State NRM and Coastal Conference, coordinated by the State  Natural Resource Management (NRM) Program, NRM WA and the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

31 July – 2 August 2013


Esperance Chamber of Commerce and Industry in partnership with South Coast Natural Resource Management (NRM), Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission and the Shire of Esperance

7 – 9 October 2009


Perth Region Natural Resource Management (NRM) 

30 October – 2 November 2007


Shire of Denmark

15 – 18 November 2005

Mandurah, Bunbury and Busselton

Shire of Busselton, City of Mandurah, City of Bunbury and the South West and Peel Coastal Management Group

21 – 24 November 2003


City of Geraldton

2 – 4 November 2001


South Coast Management Group