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For Nature Landholder Stewardship Program

Residents across the Margaret River region are mobilising to help nature in their suburban backyards, on their bush blocks and their rural properties!

Whether you have a small suburban backyard, a bush block or large rural property, this exciting, practical, hands-on program gives you the inspiration, knowledge and connections to help conserve and enhance nature at your place.

Registering with For Nature keeps you up to date on information, events, workshops, field trips and garden tours. It connects you with like-minded people caring for nature in the region. And it keeps you informed about conservation funding opportunities, incentives and loan equipment that will make conservation action a whole lot easier. You can also check our Events page or Facebook and Instagram for upcoming workshops and events.  

In a world where environmental issues can feel overwhelming, joining For Nature is a way for everyone in the Margaret River region to take meaningful action. Supported by funding from the West Australian Government’s State Natural Resources Management Program, Water Corporation and Shire of Augusta Margaret River. 

Inspiration for landholders

Gardens can help support the local wildlife, especially birds and insects which are our most mobile fauna.

With places to shelter and hide from predators, gardens can support reptiles, frogs and mammals. Urbanisation has changed the landscape but our gardens and street trees are stopping points and stepping stones for animals in search of food, shelter and water. Read more about creating a nature garden.

In our largely altered landscape, remnant bushland is a refuge for plants and wildlife. It protects against soil erosion and salinity, maintains water quality, provides pest control, stores carbon and modifies climate. But our remnant bush faces threats including clearing, grazing, dieback, tree decline, weeds, feral animals and fire. If you have bush on your block, it’s vital to conserve it. Read how to care for your bushland.

Want to read inspiring stories from other property owners, gardeners, schools and volunteers who are conserving nature? Click on these links – each one is packed with ideas to help you make your contribution to caring for our local nature.

Boyd Wykes and Karen Majer – Growing a wildlife garden 

Tony Lane – Tackling invasive arum lilies on a bush block 

Anouska Pillai – Protecting biodiversity on our land 

Ray Swartz – A foreshore restoration warrior 

Jane House – Success with stream revegetation 

Laura Bailey and Lawson Armstrong – Regenerative agriculture 

Leeuwin Estate – Fencing, revegetation and weed control 

Janet Duffall and Genny Broadhurst – Margaret River Coastal Residents Association 

Maureen Munroe and Peta Goodwin – Conserving Barrett Street Reserve 

Margaret River Independent School – Nurturing our school environment 

Karridale Primary School – Caring for our bushland 

Knowledge for landholders

Use our handy information sheets for advice and top tips for planning and growing a garden for nature: 

Gardens for Nature 

Gardening with Natives Plants 

Wildlife Friendly Gardens 

Gardens for Birds 

Attracting Beneficial Insects 

Waterwise Gardens 

‘Plant This Instead’ Planting Guide 

‘Weed It Out’ Weed Guide 

Rat Control and Native Wildlife 

Use these information sheets for detailed resources to make your rural or semi-rural property a nature haven: 

Caring For Your Bushland 

Biodiversity Property Plans 

Managing Environmental Weeds 

Managing Streams and Wetlands 

Dams for Biodiversity 

Revegetation with Local Natives 

Bushland and Fire 

Fire and Biodiversity Landholder Kit 

Landcare and Sustainable Property Management 

Arum Lily Control 

Marri Decline 

‘Woody Weeds’ Guide 

Use these information sheets to get to know and protect the wildlife on your property plus keep vermin away: 

Western Ringtail Possums and Your Property 

Quenda – Our Ecosystem Engineers 

Rat Control and Native Wildlife 

Black Cockatoos and Your Property 

Fox and Feral Cat Control 

Converting Dams to Living Wetlands 

We’ve also compiled some of the best online resources and how-to factsheets to help you do even more for nature: 

Build a Bee Hotel 

Build a Nest Box 

Create a Frog-Friendly Habitat 

Make a Worm Farm 

Manage Kangaroos on Your Property 

Create a Living Garden Sanctuary 

Plan a Water Efficient Garden 

Design a Waterwise Garden 

Plant a Waterwise Verge 

Improve Your Soil 

Install and Checking Irrigation 

Create a Bush Tucker Garden 

Plants for Waterwise Garden 

Grants for conservation work at your place

You may be eligible to tap into grants totalling $30,000 per year to carry out conservation work on your property. The work can include weed control, fencing of remnant bushland and waterways to exclude stock, revegetation to restore biodiversity, and dieback management activities. 

Once you register with For Nature, you can apply for grants on a 50 per cent cost-share basis, meaning we’ll match every dollar you spend on conservation activities (including the value of your time and labour). To apply, complete an expression of interest form. Priority is given to properties that fall within high value conservation areas or address key conservation issues. 

You may also like to consider signing up for Land for Wildlife, a voluntary scheme to encourage and assist landholders to provide habitats for wildlife, coordinated by the Department of Conservation, Biodiversity and Attractions

Free equipment loan

We loan out a range of equipment free of charge to make getting the job done a little easier. Email our For Nature program at to request a loan of equipment listed below. Include name, address, contact details, equipment you want to borrow, and the dates you need it for. 

Weed spraying 

  • 100L weed spraying unit for use on quad bike or ute 
  • 15L backpack spray unit 
  • 5L handheld spray unit for small jobs 
  • Gloves, goggles, disposable coveralls 

Planting equipment 

  • Pottiputkis (planting tool) for tube stock planting efficiency 
  • Auger for pre-dug planting holes 
  • Kidney buckets for carrying seedlings 
  • Pruning tools including tree loppers, secateurs and hand saws 
  • Mattocks for tackling compacted ground, mallets for driving in stakes and hand trowels for small scale planting 

Tree treatment kits 

  • Dieback kits including tree injectors and fungicide to control the spread and impact of dieback (environmentally safe with low toxicity) 


Community Resource Centre
33 Tunbridge Street
Margaret River WA 6285

Postal Address

PO Box 1749 
Margaret River WA. 6285

Contact Us

Phone: (08) 9757 2202