Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resources Management Board
The Alinytjara Wilurara Natural Resources Management (AW NRM) Board is made up of nine Aboriginal voting members who have an interest and expertise in natural resource management and indigenous issues. Currently, the AW NRM Board is the only NRM board in Australia with wholly Aboriginal membership.
The board is unique in that it can advise on NRM-related issues affecting the communities and culture of the region. They can 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 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. The plan sets targets for the environment in the region, and is delivered by Natural Resources AW 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’.
Read a detailed profile of each of our board members.
Nominate 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
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.