Our region's plan

The region hosts a range of land uses and management practices, so planning and evaluating actions, and continuing to improve our projects, are priorities. 

Consultation now open

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board is seeking community feedback on its draft business plan. 

The draft AMLR NRM Plan (Business and Operational) 2019-20 to 2021-22 is a three-year plan that sets out:

  • the income that the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board receives through levies and other funding
  • how the board will spend that money to achieve the targets in its strategic plan
  • the conditions under which the board will issue a permit for a water affecting activity.

The draft plan is a transitional plan while the State Government implements NRM reform across the state. While it has been prepared to cover a three-year period, it is anticipated that the plan will be replaced by the State Government's new Landscape South Australia and Green Adelaide plans before the end of the three-year period.

You can have your say on the draft business plan until Monday 7 January 2019.

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management (NRM) Plan is developed by the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM Board in partnership with the community and key stakeholders. The plan is a clear, defensible and transparent statement of what needs to be done to manage our natural resources, why action is needed, and how the best possible actions are determined and delivered.

The plan provides leadership, encourages action and fosters valuable partnerships to better manage the region’s natural resources. It also includes long-term goals and aspirational targets for the future.

The plan is prepared according to the Natural Resources Management Act 2004.

What does the regional plan look like?

The regional NRM plan is made up of two volumes; the strategic plan, and the business and operational plan.

The strategic plan (volume 1) is intended to apply to all stakeholders managing natural resources in the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges region. It has a 10 year time frame, but as the board intends for this to be an adaptive plan, it will be reviewed and amended frequently to ensure that it remains up to date and usable

You can read an overview of this strategic plan.

The strategic plan has been split into two files for ease of access:

The business and operational plan (volume 2) applies to the board and outlines how it will invest the money that it raises through levies and other funding sources over a three-year timeframe.

An implementation plan outlines the 52 projects that the board implements each year.

The evidence used to develop the plan

The plan is supported by a library that catalogues the evidence used to develop the plan. The library is continually added to as new and better information becomes available.

Consulting the community to review the plan

The board consults with the community when reviewing and amending the regional NRM plan.

The strategic plan and business and operational plans were developed in 2012-13.

The board’s business and operation plan must be reviewed every three years; it was last reviewed in 2015. This report is a summary of the consultation process and outcomes.

Related links

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges