AGRN1044 Ex TC Ellie - Environment Heritage and Culture Flexible Grants Category D

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AGRN1044 - Ex TC Ellie & Assoc Flooding in WA (28 Dec 2022 onwards)

Ex-TC Ellie was proclaimed an eligible disaster event under the joint Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) on 5 January 2023. The Local Government districts currently subject to this proclamation are:

  • Shire of Broome
  • Shire of Derby West Kimberley
  • Shire of Halls Creek
  • Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley

Key features of the Program are:

  • The Environment, Heritage and Culture Flexible Grants Program (EHC Program) provides financial assistance for projects that are focused on recovering environmental, heritage and cultural assets that were impacted by the floods associated with ex-TC Ellie. The EHC Program will enable community, alongside government, to participate in delivering recovery activities.

  • Small Project Grants: Minimum grant amount $10,000 up to maximum $100,000, noting that grants to assist with costs associated with the clean-up and restoration of a heritage building are capped at $50,000 and may only be used to cover the costs of heritage related requirements.

  • Large Project Grants: Minimum grant amount $100,001 up to maximum $500,000, and multiple applications may be submitted by an applicant.

  • Applications must directly aim to achieve the goals and outcomes of the program.

To receive a grant under this Program you must demonstrate that you meet the eligibility criteria; and meet the assessment criteria.

DOWNLOAD:  Environment Heritage and Culture Flexible Grants Program Guidelines

DOWNLOAD:  Workplan template

Contact details:  Please contact the EHC Program via the DPIRD NRM Team on (08) 6552 2158 or email for assistance.

EHC Program goals and outcomes

In the context of recovering from impacts from flooding associated with Ex-TC Ellie, and building resilience to future flood events:

Goal 1: Natural environments are healthy, resilient and biodiverse


  • Endangered and threatened species and monitored and protected
  • Invasive animal pests or weeds are managed and controlled
  • Local community groups participate in the delivery of environmental and community recovery activities and work
  • Traditional Owners enabled to return to Country to reconnect, assess and document landscape changes
  • Riparian zones are restored and protected.

Goal 2: Important cultural and heritage sites are restored and accessible.


  • Heritage and cultural sites are cleaned up and reinstated.