About NRM

What is NRM?

Natural resources management (NRM) aims to work together with the community, industry and three tiers of government to manage the environment to achieve a balance between our collective need for resources and the needs of the environment. The roles and responsibilities within NRM are legislated under the Natural Resources Management Act 2004. There are a number of key organisations involved in the implementation of this Act.

NRM Council

The NRM Council is the state-wide body responsible for the implementation of NRM in South Australia. The NRM Council provides advice to the Minister for Sustainability, Environment and Conservation, prepares the State NRM Plan and works collaboratively to achieve its outcomes. This includes assisting the regional NRM boards in developing their Regional NRM Plans. 

NRM boards

There are eight NRM regions in South Australia. Each has a regional NRM board that is responsible for the development of the Regional NRM Plan for that region. This Plan sets targets for the environment in the region. It is developed and delivered in partnership with the community and stakeholders and aims to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of people and the environment.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula delivers a diverse range of programs and projects on behalf of the regional NRM board and the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources for the Eyre Peninsula NRM region. To gain an overview of the allocated funding to each of the Board's program areas please check the Board's EPNRMB Business Plan 2017-20.