Sustainability & the Natural Environment

Sustainability refers to meeting the needs of future generations through environmental protection, social advancement and economic prosperity. Sustainability Services at the Shire of Denmark utilises this multi-faceted approach to strive towards the following goals:

Natural Environment - acknowledge the importance of the natural environment to the residents of Denmark and the region, and works with residents and all relevant agencies to maintain a high standard of environmental protection and its integration with community life;

Climate change - monitor the effects of climate change and implements and advocates for policies that will not only mitigate any adverse effects, but also take advantage of any opportunities created;

Fire management - work collaboratively with relevant agencies to maintain a high level of planning, communication and infrastructure for effective fire and emergency management; and,

Waterways - acknowledge the importance of rivers, inlets and coastline to residents, visitors and the local economy, and implements and advocates for policies with other relevant authorities and organisations to maintain these to a high standard of health and amenity.

The Shire of Denmark is important as part of a region of high biodiversity. It consists of a wide variety of vegetation types and is particularly renowned for its magnificent stands of tall Karri (Eucalyptus diversicolor) trees. Denmark is home to a number of Commonwealth-listed threatened species, including the Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhyncus latostris) and Chuditch (Dasyurus geoffroii), as well as approximately 240 species of birds. It features a number of major river systems and associated inlets, including the Wilson, Parry and Irwin. Denmark also contains important wetlands and spectacular coastlines.

Click on below headings or via the menu to the right of this page to find out more about the Shire of Denmark’s important sustainability work:

Latest News

Events – workshops, training opportunities, new publications,

Funding Opportunities - for landholders and community organisations

Biodiversity - flora and fauna managementCoastal Sustainability

Natural Resource Management - coastal, wetlands, rivers, estuaries, soil conservation, Friends of Reserves Groups


Climate Change, Energy, Waste and Water

General Sustainability Documents

Motorbike Frog

Shire of Denmark Environment Policy

Shire of Denmark Sustainable Events Policy

Sustainable Events Information Sheet

Website links

Department of Biodiversity Conservation and Attractions (DBCA)

A State government department which protects and conserves the State's natural environment on behalf of the people of Western Australia. Contains visitor information for the DBCA-managed nature reserves and national parks, as well as the Munda Biddi and Bibbulum tracks.

Denmark Environment Centre

A not-for-profit organisation aiming to protect, preserve and enhance the natural environment on the South Coast through education, research and advocacy.

Boat Harbour

South Coast Natural Resource Management

Coordinates and administers funding provided by the Australian Government and the Government of Western Australia specifically allocated for natural resource management.