Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resources Management Board
Changing from an NRM board to a Landscape board
From July 2020, Alinytjara Wilurara natural resources management will enter a new era with the appointment of Parry Agius as the Presiding Member to lead the new Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board.
The Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board is one of nine new regional Landscape boards which will as of 01 July administer the new Landscape South Australia Act 2019. The AW NRM Board will continue to operate in accordance with the Natural Resources Management Act 2004 in the lead up to the Landscape South Australia Act becoming fully operational.
Current members of the AW NRM Board, all of whom are respected leaders from across the AW region, will continue as members of the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape Board. This was in recognition of their current leadership roles and standing in the community.
The new board will build on the many successes achieved by the AW NRM Board, with a greater emphasis on engaging Aboriginal people in effective soil and water management and weed and feral animal control.
As with the AW NRM Board, the Alinytjara Wilurara Landscape (AWL) Board is made up of nine Aboriginal voting members who have an interest and expertise in natural resource management and indigenous issues.
The regional boundary will stay much the same but for a small extension of the southern boundary to include the western corner of the Yumburra Conservation Park.
For more information about the new Landscape boards please see landscape.sa.gov.au.
The AW NRM / Landscape board is the only all-Aboriginal board operating in this capacity in Australia. The board is unique in that it can advise on land care-related issues affecting the communities and culture of the region.
They also support effective ways of communicating and working in partnership with organisations, agencies, communities, traditional owners, elders and individuals for mutual benefit ‘ngapartji ngapartji’.
The board is responsible for the development and delivery of the NRM Plan for the region. This plan, like the new AW Landscape Plan (currently being drafted for release in July 2021 ) is developed in partnership with the community and stakeholders and aims to ensure that there is a balance between the needs of the community and the environment. Both plans set targets for the environment in the region, and is/will be delivered by the AW team through a diverse range of programs and projects across the region.
Our vision for the region is for ‘a healthy and valued region, managed responsibly now, for the future benefit of people and country’.
NRM Board members
Read a detailed profile of each of our board members.
Nominations for the Board
Board members are community members that are appointed by the Minister for Environment and Water. For further information please contact us.
Key Board Achievements
2018-19 AW NRM Board Achievements
2017-18 AW NRM Board Achievements
2016-17 AW NRM Board Achievements
Quarterly meetings are held around the region and members of the public are welcome to attend.