Natural Resources Alinytjara Wilurara (AW), together with the AW Natural Resources Management (NRM) Board, is committed to working in partnership with communities and other key stakeholders to deliver positive NRM outcomes in the region. The strategic position statement of the board reflects this – ‘working with communities to care for the cultural and physical landscape in the face of a changing climate’.

The regional NRM Plan sets out how natural resources are to be managed in the AW NRM region, and the partnerships involved in delivering a number of projects.

Memorandum of understandings

The board is working with communities, governing councils and other key stakeholders to develop memorandum of understandings (MOUs) that will capture the spirit of how partnerships will work in the AW region. These will be released in 2013-2014.


The AW NRM Board and Natural Resources AW are committed to supporting co-management arrangements for public land and reserves, where appropriate. One of the primary objectives of co-management is to reconnect Traditional Owners to country. Mamungari Conservation Park, in the Great Victoria Desert, is currently managed by Mamungari Co-Management Board, which includes Maralinga Tjarutja, Pila Nguru and Department of Environment and Water representatives.