The Prohibited Burning Period for the Shire has been extended by two weeks and will aply until midnight, Tuesday 28 March 2023. No fires can be lit in open air. More information here

Applications for Sustainable Economy Grants are currently closed. 

Sustainable Economy Grants support greater environmental and social wellbeing within the local economy, in line with the outcomes of the Sustainable Economy Strategy.  

Grants of up to $11,000 (inc GST) are available and must align with one of the following priority areas:

  1. Circular economy
  2. Fair and inclusive economy
  3. Vibrant townsites
  4. Successful and resilient economy 


Please download the guidelines below to find out about:

  • Priorities
  • Eligibility
  • Funding amounts
  • Conditions of funding
  • Application process.

How to apply

Please complete the form below and submit it to the Shire by email to [email protected] or by post to:

Chief Executive Officer

Shire of Augusta Margaret River

PO Box 61

Margaret River WA 6285

Note: Application forms are available in hard copy if required.

2022-23 Grant recipients

Successful recipients of  Sustainable Economy Grants for 2022-23 include: 

Margaret River Wine Association for sustainability and organic certification training program $11,000, Margaret River Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI) for an incubator program for start-up businesses and a business advisory and workshop program $11,000 and Sunny in Margs for a composting service $1,540. All amounts include GST. 

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