Natural Resources Management Groups

District-based Natural Resources Management (NRM) groups provide an important link between local communities and the SA Arid Lands (SAAL) NRM Board. NRM group members are local people who ensure that there is community input into the development and delivery of the NRM Plan for the region. NRM groups also help people in the community to care for the environment and use natural resources sustainably by building awareness, skills and networks.

There are six NRM groups in the SA Arid lands region:


Group meetings are held at regular intervals across the region. If you have any queries about the groups, please contact the relevant Executive Support member.

Group membership - nominations now open

NRM group members are community members that are appointed for a three-year term by the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation.

Nominations are now open with vacancies on each group.

If you would like to know more about our District Groups and becoming a member read our fact sheet, or contact the Natural Resource Centre

To nominate complete the nomination form and send it into the Natural Resources Centre.

Nominations close Monday 10 April 2017.

Group members

Gawler Ranges

Name Contact details
Greg Johnston (Chair)
Catherine Hollingsworth (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Carla Markadonatos
Joel Venables
Kate Greenfield
Louise Gavin (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5376


Name Contact details
Ashley Williams (Chair)
Murray Tyler (Board rep)
Malcolm Pridham, Glenise Coulthard (Board proxy)
Jasmine Richards
Jessica Barry
Stephen Lyons  
David Hunter
Clint Taylor
Proxies: Leighton Randell, Tricia Williams, James Barry  
Sarah Voumard (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5903

Kingoonya newsletter


Name Contact details
Raylene Ogilvy (Chair)
Janet Brook (Board rep)
Rick Barratt (Board proxy)
Gina Rieck
Valerie Fuscheti
Brooke McKenzie-Warren
Arthur Ah Chee
Alex Nankivell  
Jo-Anna Skewes (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5321


Name Contact details
Jacqueline Williams(Chair)
Mark Sutton (Board rep)
Malcolm Pridum  (Board proxy)
Mark Fennell
Francesca Lumb
Joel Kowald   
Caroline Thomas
Peter Watts
Alice Taysom
Lelia Kamphorst (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5389

North Flinders

Name Contact details
Brendon Bevan (Chair)
Leonard Nutt (Board rep)
Dion Robins
Kate Blackmore
Ian Ferguson
Glenys Aird
Lesley Nicholls
Cheryl Waye (proxy)   
Matt Westover (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5385

North East

Name Contact details
Richard Williams (Chair)  
Ross Sawyers (Board rep)  
Malcolm Pridham (Board proxy)  
Nick Rasheed
Terrance Coulthard
Sanchia Treloar  
Louise Gavin (Community Engagement Officer) 8648 5376

Soil Board plans

Prior to the community-based NRM Groups and the community-based SA Arid Lands NRM Board, each of the districts in the SA Arid Lands region had a community-based Soil Conservation Board. The SAAL NRM Board recognises that many in the region still utilise the information in the Soil Board Plans and the information continues to inform planning processes around the SA Arid Lands Regional NRM Plan.