Projects & Funding

WHAT DOES GEMG FUND?
The GEMG can provide funding for projects that improve environmental knowledge and understanding, promote environmental sustainability, enhance and protect the natural environment, and are relevant to our members.
All requests must be in writing and require a minimum of 30 days for review. All funding proposals must be accompanied by a Funding Application Form.

The GEMG has provided funding for the following projects to assist with research studies, to help promote environmental awareness, and to help local groups and organisations remain sustainable.

GOLDFIELDS WASTE DATA & PRIORITIES STUDY (2015)

The Goldfields Waste Data & Priorities Study is funded by GEMG and supported by the Waste Authority, Goldfields Esperance Voluntary Region of Councils (GVROC), Talis Consultants, Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum, Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia (CMEWA), Kalgoorlie-Boulder Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KBCCI) and Goldfields-Esperance Development Commission.
The Study (facilitated by Talis Consultants) will gather comprehensive waste data on each of the three key streams - municipal solid waste, commercial and industrial and construction and demolition waste. This consolidated data will then be published and released in a usable format. The data will provide a greater understanding of waste streams and volumes generated across the region. It will also identify key strategic priorities that are important to regional stakeholders and assist in future planning and investment on waste management systems and infrastructure in the Goldfields. This Study is similar to the Pilbara and Broome Waste Data Study, for which a report was published in 2013.

Download the GOLDFIELDS WASTE DATA STUDY

   

LORNA GLEN WEDGE-TAILED EAGLE RESEARCH (2015 $23K)

One man’s quest to fulfil a boyhood dream... and a world first Wedge-tailed Eagle satellite tracking study. Funding of this project will enable Simon Cherriman (iNSiGHT Ornithology) to continue his research on Wedge-tailed Eagle ecology at Matuwa/Lorna Glen using sophisticated satellite tracking technology. Commencing in 2011, the project's aim is to collect diet and breeding productivity data for the species, which provides new and unique information regarding the birds' behavior, habitat use and dispersal. It is important scientific work, providing a unique opportunity to further our detailed understanding of this iconic, apex predator.
iNSiGHT ORNiTHOLOGY | DVD TRAILER | CONTACT SIMON CHERRIMAN

KAMBALDA STREET NAMES (HERBARIUM) PLANT IDENTIFICATION (2015 $500)

To assit the Kambalda Cultural and Arts Group (KCAAG) with their research project which involved preserving and identifying flora species housed in a local herbarium relating to the local street names of the town. The GEMG also provided the KCAAG with copies of our plant identification books.

A FIELD GUIDE TO THE EREMOPHILAS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (2011 $30K)

The GEMG fully funded the publishing of this book complied by Andrew Brown and Beven Buirchell. This excellent guide contains photographs and maps, with accompanying text explaining etymology, flowering period, description, distribution and habitat, and notes.
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NATIVE PLANT NURSERY (2014 $20k)

The Kalgoorlie-Boulder Urban Landcare Group (KBULG) cultivate a significant number of native plants for use in their annual tree planting day, for local sale and for mine site rehabilitation. The GEMG provided funds to upgrade the watering system which was predominately done by hand.

MALLEEFOWL PROGRAM COORDINATOR (2013-2015 $30K)

The Malleefowl is listed nationally as Vulnerable and for every threatened species in Australia there is a Recovery Plan. The GEMG provided funding for a Program Coordinator (Tim Burnard) to assist in implementing actions from the National Malleefowl Recovery Plan. The Recovery Plan sets out all of the actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of Malleefowl and aims to maximise the long term survival in the wild of the species.
WEBSITE | NATIONAL RECOVERY PLAN | 2015-16 ANNUAL REPORT | CONTACT TIM BURNARD 

  

CREDO RESEARCH CENTRE (2012 $30K)

The $220,000 research centre, part of the Australian Supersite Network, is located at the Credo former pastoral station and has been established by a partnership between the Department of Parks and Wildlife, the CSIRO and the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Network, with support from the Goldfields Environmental Management Group. The research centre is currently being used by scientists involved in research projects aimed at providing a better understanding of the ecology of the unique Great Western Woodlands and the potential impacts of climate change.
READ ARTICLE | ABOUT CREDO STATION

CLIMATE ADAPTATION IN REGIONAL MINING VALUE CHAINS (2012 $15K)

This case-study completed by the CSIRO, sought to identify the implications of climate change for the Goldfields-Esperance regional mining value chain.
DOWNLOAD REPORT | CSIRO