What is NRM?

Natural resources management (NRM) is an approach that aims to work together with the community, industry and three tiers of government to manage the environment in a way that achieves 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 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.

Water allocation plan advisory committees

The Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resources Management Board is supported in its planning and decision making by a number of advisory committees.

Community members are selected to committees based on their relevant skills, knowledge and areas of interest, and provide the board with subject-specific expertise that assists with planning and decision making.

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges

Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges is the agency that delivers a diverse range of programs and projects on behalf of the regional NRM board and the Department for Environment and Water for the Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges NRM region.

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Natural Resources Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges